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What is the small white spot on my gums? Not painful. Very small. Has a yellowish color to it. 26 yo make. Could it be cancer? It isn’t a canker sore.

What is the small white spot on my gums? Not painful. Very small. Has a yellowish color to it. 26 yo make. Could it be cancer? It isn’t a canker sore.

White spot: There are scores of white spot lesions, most perfectly benign, but some problematic. Cannot answer your question without an examination and possible biopsy. See your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for an informed diagnosis. ...Read more

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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've had a sore spot on my gums for about a month, the last 2 weeks a white film (that doesn't come off) is in the spot. I've seen multiple Drs.?

I've had a sore spot on my gums for about a month, the last 2 weeks a white film (that doesn't come off) is in the spot. I've seen multiple Drs.?

Drs?: Have you asked your General Dentist for an opinion and/or referral to an Oral Surgeon or a Periodontist? If not, please do so. White lesions in the mouth require immediate investigation. ...Read more

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What's this sore spot behind my upper teeth on my gum?

What's this sore spot behind my upper teeth on my gum?

Incisive Papilla: It's where the blood vessels and sensory nerves to your plate exit the bone and speed out. If it's sore you're probably biting into it with your bottom front teeth, which means a deep vertical overbite and probably a larger than normal horizontal overbite. Has anyone ever suggested that you see an orthodontic specialist? If not, let me be the first. ...Read more

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I've had a black spot on my gum for about 6 months and now it is getting a very small sore about the size of a pin head on it is it cancer?

I've had a black spot on my gum for about 6 months and now it is getting a very small sore about the size of a pin head on it is it cancer?

Show it to a Dr: Any black spot that is changing in color or growing in size needs to be checked by a medical or a dental professional (in your case). There is a small but real chance that it could turn into a melanoma, a type of Cancer. So get it checked...you may need a biopsy done if it is growing in size or dimensions. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and took my retainer off and my gums were mass and swollen in one particular spot my gums bright red and really sore.?

I woke up this morning and took my retainer off and my gums were mass and swollen in one particular spot my gums bright red and really sore.?

Call: Call your Dentist for an immediate appointment to find out what's causing your gum inflammation (most common cause is infection) and then to treat it or refer you to a Periodontist, a gum specialist. Call the Orthodontist who made your retainer and make an appointment for an adjustment. Make sure to clean retainer thoroughly 2x/day and put it into Denture Cleaner 1x/day. ...Read more

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I have tiny red spots on the back of the roof of my mouth and a white spot on my lower gums, which feels sore in that area. What could this be?

I have tiny red spots on the back of the roof of my mouth and a white spot on my lower gums, which feels sore in that area. What could this be?

Sore Gum: red spots as well as white spots on the lining of the mouth and gums can be caused by viruses. Best to have your PCP check and make sure. Medication may help. ...Read more

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I have had a sore spot on my gum right under my lower front teeth. I thought I injured it when brushing my teeth in a hurry. I it has not gone away and its been a week so I looked and I have a small oblong open lesion on my gum that is painful. I also

I have had a sore spot on my gum right under my lower front teeth. I thought I injured it when brushing my teeth in a hurry. I it has not gone away and its been a week so I looked and I have a small oblong open lesion on my gum that is painful. I also

Is: Is this the only lesion, or do you have any others? It could be an aphthous ulcer, which may have formed from the toothbrush trauma. They usually last a week to ten days.

A differential diagnosis of a lesion, over the internet, sight unseen, is not prudent. Your best bet is to go to your dentist or an oral surgeon to have them take a look to be absolutely sure. ...Read more

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I have a white spot on gum above tooth no redness or pain and I also have a sore throat. What could it be?

I have a white spot on gum above tooth no redness or pain and I also have a sore throat. What could it be?

See below: Could be totally unrelated, see your dentist for a definitive diagnosis, if not dentally related will be referred to your MD. ...Read more

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Pimple like spot on gum under tongue kinda burns like a canker sore, no teeth hurt just a small white spot no swelling just burns?

Pimple like spot on gum under tongue kinda burns like a canker sore, no teeth hurt just a small white spot no swelling just burns?

Oral lesion: You can apply oragel or ambesol for pain especially before eating, use mouth wash & avoid spicy food and drinks. It should heal spontaneously. If you get more lesions or have other symptoms see you doctor. Feel better. ...Read more

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I have red sore spots on gums and roof of mouth?

I have red sore spots on gums and roof of mouth?

Red sore spots: Have it examined by your own dentist. It could be quite a number of things- viral, from smoking, irritation, or a host of other possibilities. We can't determine that over the internet. It's like posting a question, "I have a pain in my stomach." ...Read more

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Upper molar extracted 5 days ago. Some of the roots broke off but were removed. Today l noticed small spots on gum near extration site and a bit sore?

Upper molar extracted 5 days ago. Some of the roots broke off but were removed. Today l noticed small spots on gum near extration site and a bit sore?

Tooth: Make sure it is not getting infected. Take pain relief, oral antibiotics and rinse your mouth with salt water, at least, after every time you eat. U don't want food stuck at the site. If getting worse with swelling get back to your dentist sooner than later. ...Read more

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Could leukoplakia cause sore spots on the gums on my lower jaw?

Could leukoplakia cause sore spots on the gums on my lower jaw?

Yes: Leukoplakia can be accompanied by ulcers or other more serious problems such as oral cancer. Best to have this evaluated in person. ...Read more

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Can Gaviscon tabs cause burns on guna if sucked too much? My dentist says it looks like IV burnt my gums. Its very sore wi tiny white spots

Can Gaviscon tabs cause burns on guna if sucked too much? My dentist says it looks like IV burnt my gums. Its very sore wi tiny white spots

What did dentist say: You had the lesions examined by dentist. He said that it looked like a local burn site. They can be sore. The white spots may just be the damaged gums which look pale in the moist mouth. Scabs in mouth look white or yellow. It would be advised to determine the cause. Discuss with doctor. ...Read more

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White spots under tongue, rough sore spots under tongue & back sides of tongue also on creases between cheek &gum. Very painful when I bit my cheek?

White spots under tongue, rough sore spots under tongue & back sides of tongue also on creases between cheek &gum. Very painful when I bit my cheek?

Unfortunately: These types of situations require a one on one clincial exam for a diagnosis and proper treatment. Merely listing some possibilities will be of no service to you. Schedule an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more

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Had a tooth extraction 6days ago upper left side... My question is why do I have 4 red spots on the gums and sore where the Dr. Pulled the tooth....

Call your dentist: After an extraction it is normal to have some discomfort and the socket will take several weeks to look normal, you need to see the dentist so he can see exactly what you mean by 4 red points, can tell over the internet. ...Read more

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Dds 2.5hours away many tender spots on lower gums after full mouth extractions march 19 red with white spot in center left msg with dds possibilities?

Dds 2.5hours away many tender spots on lower gums after full mouth extractions march 19 red with white spot in center left msg with dds possibilities?

May be normal: It may be perfectly normal and still in the process of healing. Are you wearing any dentures that might be irritating the gums? This is just my best guess and would actually have to be seen in person by a dentist. Aren't there any closer dentists near you to see if necessary? ...Read more

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I have sore white spots on tip of my tongue they are growing in size and numbers. I have noticed lumps on my gums, and when I swallow feels blocked?

I have sore white spots on tip of my tongue they are growing in size and numbers. I have noticed lumps on my gums, and when I swallow feels blocked?

White Spots/tongue: White spots on the tongue can be: oral thrush which is a yeast infection, leukoplakia which can be caused by smoking or idiopathic which means the cause is unknown, and oral lichen planus. See your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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I have very red sore gums (on the upper gum not next to teeth) and along the back side of my tongue and back roof of my mouth looks red patchy spots.

I have very red sore gums (on the upper gum not next to teeth) and along the back side of my tongue and back roof of my mouth looks red patchy spots.

Can't see: Can't see your problem without doing direct examination. Generally, any bleeding, swelling, or as in your case pain, should be immediately investigated. Please call your Dentist for an appointment. Additionally, if you smoke, quit. If you're a heavy drinker, quit. Both can damage oral tissues. ...Read more

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I've just been sick with the flu/high temp/ sore throat. Now my mouth has swollown gums and painful white spots. What are those?

I've just been sick with the flu/high temp/ sore throat. Now my mouth has swollown gums and painful white spots. What are those?

Herpetic primary gin: Your first outbreak of a herpes infection manifests these symptoms.
Primary herpetic gingeva stomatitis has all these classical symptoms. An anti viral med could help but most symptoms take 10 - 14 days to disappear.
Feel better! ...Read more

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I had a sore throat with white spots and also sores on my gums. Couldn't eat solid foods for week bc of pain. Blood work ruled out STDs and not strep?

I had a sore throat with white spots and also sores on my gums. Couldn't eat solid foods for week bc of pain. Blood work ruled out STDs and not strep?

Thrush: A sore throat with white spots and sores on your gums sounds like thrush. Blood tests can rule out some but not all STDs. A specific test is necessary to rulr out chlamydia and gonorrhea. The other possibility is a viral infection. You need to discuss these possibilities with the person who you have been seeing to know which is going on in your case. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Sore throat started 5 days ago w very swollen right tonsil. Yesterday,  swollen gums and red spot on tongue. Feel fine otherwise. Should I see a Dr.?

Sore throat started 5 days ago w very swollen right tonsil. Yesterday,  swollen gums and red spot on tongue. Feel fine otherwise. Should I see a Dr.?

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I have sore jaw and gums on the left side of my mouth and red blister ish spots on gums. It feels like I have something in my throat and its sore. Is it possible that I might be suffering from oral cancer?

I have sore jaw and gums on the left side of my mouth and red blister ish spots on gums. It feels like I have something in my throat and its sore. Is it possible that I might be suffering from oral cancer?

Don't worry: Probably viral or bacterial and not cancer. Make an appointment with your dentist for evaluation. He may refer you on to your physician if problem medical and not dental. For your own peace of mind let a pro take a look. ...Read more

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If u have swollen cheek redline on ur top gum wiv couple white spots@hot sorness on palate sameside havin biopsy wed? Codeine hlps a little help?

If u have swollen cheek redline on ur top gum wiv couple white spots@hot sorness on palate sameside havin biopsy wed? Codeine hlps a little help?

What is your questio: You apparently are handling this well with a biopsy. It may be an infection from one of yur teeth. Have a dentist take x-rays of this area to determine if a tooth is the cause. ...Read more

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Full mouth extractions march 19...Few tender spots on lower gum one has bone splinter starting to work it's way out...Ok to use oragel or similar?

Full mouth extractions march 19...Few tender spots on lower gum one has bone splinter starting to work it's way out...Ok to use oragel or similar?

Call your surgeon: The "splinter" may not be that at all... It might be the edge of the socket. If so, it will need to be smoothed down. If it is a bone spicule, your dentist can easily tease it out painlessly and quickly, allowing your gums to heal that much faster. Give the office a call. ...Read more