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Doctor insights on: I Have A Red Spot On My Gums

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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I have a small red spot on my gum above my tooth on the top left side from the middle of my mouth it is about the third tooth over. No pain associated?

I have a small red spot on my gum above my tooth on the top left side from the middle of my mouth it is about the third tooth over. No pain associated?

See Dentist: Sorry, could be many things, most not concerning, but potential to be marker of significant issue. Needs looked at to evaluate properly.

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I have a small red spot on my gum near my teeth and I'm worried. I just saw it today in the morning and my gums don't hurt or any thing. Gingivitis?

I have a small red spot on my gum near my teeth and I'm worried. I just saw it today in the morning and my gums don't hurt or any thing. Gingivitis?

Small rest spot: This might be as simple as an irritation from food or the bristles of a toothbrush. However, it CAN NOT be diagnosed over the internet, sight unseen. You will need to see your own dentist to determine what it is and if it requires any treatment. When was your last dental exam? Perhaps you are due anyway.

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There's a tiny red spot on my gums in the wisdom tooth area, though I already took it out. It really hurts in that area, what could be wrong?

There's a tiny red spot on my gums in the wisdom tooth area, though I already took it out. It really hurts in that area, what could be wrong?

Get checked: Get checked by a dentist, rule out unresolved infection in the bone associated with the extracted wisdom tooth, or perhaps infection from an adjacent tooth draining to the extraction site. Alternatively, it could be either bone from the extraction site or even tooth structure that fractured during the extraction.

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I had a black spot on my gum over my wisdom tooth it filled up with blood popped and now I have a red spot anything?

I had a black spot on my gum over my wisdom tooth it filled up with blood popped and now I have a red spot anything?

Not likey: Sounds like you had a small collection of blood. Should be no problem, However it sounds like your wisdom tooth is at least partially impacted. See an oral surgeon for advice about wisdom teeth removal.

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What does a non painful red spot on your gum means.?

It depends: It depends on how long has it been there. If recent, it may not mean anything other that mechanical irritation. If present for more than 14 days, it could be any number of things and you need to see your dentist.

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I am concerned about a red spot on my lower gum. Would like to know if this may be a sign of oral cancer.?

I am concerned about a red spot on my lower gum. Would like to know if this may be a sign of oral cancer.?

Risk: At your age unless you are a heavy smoker or abuse alcohol, cancer risk is low. To be absolutely sure, and for peace of mind, see your Dentist, especially if it doesn't disappear in about 10 days.

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My 5 y/o has good oral hygiene. Today she got a bright red spot on her gums, like a bubble & extra flap of gums. It's irritating her but not extreme.

My 5 y/o has good oral hygiene. Today she got a bright red spot on her gums, like a bubble & extra flap of gums. It's irritating her but not extreme.

Different reasons: If on the gum area on top of the tooth could be abscess/if on back could be errupting permanent tooth. And a list of different reasons so she should see her dentist.

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Bright red spot on back of gums, no current pain, but throbbing pain off and on last couple years, lasts few hours-days goes away for weeks at a time.

Check it out: This needs to be checked by your dentist. May be low grade infection, possibly indication for root canal. then again it may be a simple hemangioma. it is hard to tell with the limited info provided. Please check it out!

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Red spot on soft palate. I'm not sure if it's due to a gum disease or due to oral sex or drinking?

Red spot on soft palate. I'm not sure if it's due to a gum disease or due to oral sex or drinking?

Red spot on palate: The red spot could be caused by any of the things you suggested. Best thing to do would be to visit your dentist if the spot does not disappear within 5-7 days and have the dentist check it out.

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I have red nerves inside the mouth near gums and uvula also has a red spot on it. Also I found pink bumps on the back of my tongue. Pls suggest?

I have red nerves inside the mouth near gums and uvula also has a red spot on it. Also I found pink bumps on the back of my tongue. Pls suggest?

How do you feel?: If you feel fine and what you report are incidental findings, everything is probably normal or at least within normal boundaries. The pink bumps are papillae, most likely circumvallate papillae- Google it) and have slight redness on the back of your throat might indicate irritation, allergies, etc. And nothing to be overly concerned about. However, if you're not feeling well, see your physician.

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They're some tender red spot on the roof of my mouth on the left side, my gums were swollen for a day. My gum has been hurting 3 days now. Help?

They're some tender red spot on the roof of my mouth on the left side, my gums were swollen for a day. My gum has been hurting 3 days now. Help?

Many Possibilities: Could be a host of issues including a burn, a cut, food impaction between your teeth, or an infection. This is best diagnosed visually by a local physician or dentist. Please call for an appointment.

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Hi, I have a small tender red spot in my mouth on my upper gums it's been lasting for 3 days now, should I go an see a doctor? What could this be?

Hi, I have a small tender red spot in my mouth on my upper gums it's been lasting for 3 days now, should I go an see a doctor? What could this be?

Aphthous ulcer: Without examination it is hard to tell but sounds like an aphthous ulcer. It should get better on its own in 2-4 days but if it does not then seek medical help

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Hello, I use maxipeel exfoliating solution three days from now, I experience redness, stinginging feeling, red spot. Is this normal?

Hello, I use maxipeel exfoliating solution three days from now, I experience redness, stinginging feeling, red spot. Is this normal?

Exfoliating agent: Yes you're peeling the upper layers of your skin. It's like suffering a scrape on your skin but in a controlled manner, the skin will is will grow back. If you're thinking that you're having a severe reaction you should see somebody.

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I have redness on the bridge of my nose and also about 4 or 5 red spot size blotches on one cheek which sometimes fade and sometimes glow red? Help

I have redness on the bridge of my nose and also about 4 or 5 red spot size blotches on one cheek which sometimes fade and sometimes glow red? Help

Facial redness?: See your primary doctor or a dermatologist, who should be able to ask you detailed questions and examine you to help diagnose and prescribe the best treatment to help improve or resolve the signs and symptoms you are describing. Topical cream and/or laser or light treatment (s) as well as behavioral/ dietary modification may be part of your treatment plan.

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2 weeks ago I noticed a red spot with a lump on my left breast. Feels warm Since then the redness has went away but the small lump hasnt.

2 weeks ago I noticed a red spot with a lump on my left breast. Feels warm Since then the redness has went away but the small lump hasnt.

Small lump: As described, it sounds like you had a localized abscess or type of localized infection (with the redness, palpable lump, and warmth). Since the lump is still there, you need to have it evaluated to be safe to assure it does not need antibiotics or to assure it is not something more serious. Best wishes.

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I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

Bug bite: You probably got bitten by a bug of some sort - impossible to tell what sort without seeing it in person. Could also be a small staph infection, or a bite that has become infected. Apply warm soaks 2-3 times/day, but if it doesn't resolve in a few days see your doctor or a dermatologist.