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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.