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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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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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My daughter got what i think is a canker sore. Its a white spot on her gum n it got longer today. Is that what they look like?

My daughter got what i think is a canker sore. Its a white spot on her gum n it got longer today. Is that what they look like?

Sounds like it: But it could be from other causes. Why don't you take her to her dentist just to be sure. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
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Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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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 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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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
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See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
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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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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
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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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