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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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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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 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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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
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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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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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Dr. Tarek Hamid
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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. ?

Adjustments: needed to be done to those retainers ,assuming everything else is normal ,the single spot on the game is probably created by pressure from the retained edge the need a simple adjustment by your dentist to make it fit better. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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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

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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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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Dr. Thomas Yash
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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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