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Please describe these 3 little white dots under my gums?

Please describe these 3 little white dots under my gums?

No way to know: Without having a dentist actually see what you are referring to. We certainly can't see and therefore can't diagnose what you are referring to over the internet. Have it looked at, especially if it lasts more than 2 weeks. ...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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Why do I have little white dots on the gum by the molar that hurts?

Why do I have little white dots on the gum by the molar that hurts?

Possible abscess: See your dentist and you have pain so you need relief. The white dots could just be glands, but with pain I would worry about an abscess anyway. An examination will quickly reveal what needs to be done ...Read more

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White patch on gums that wiped off. Small white dots on gums that won't wipe off and white and yellow spots on tonsils! What could be the problem?

White patch on gums that wiped off. Small white dots on gums that won't wipe off and white and yellow spots on tonsils! What could be the problem?

Needs to be seen: These types of situations require a personal one on one clinical evaluation and cannot be diagnosed over the internet, sight unseen. Will merely listing some possibilities actual benefit you? See your dentist to start who may refer you to a physician if necessary. ...Read more

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I have some small white dots in left lower gum near back tooths. It hurts a bit if touch also it feels inflamated.

I have some small white dots in left lower gum near back tooths. It hurts a bit if touch also it feels inflamated.

Vague: Is it the tooth, the gum tissue or both that hurt to touch? Also, is the tooth temperature sensitive or to biting down. It could be a gum infection, but hard to tell. I would see a dentist asap to make sure there is no infection or that nothing is lodged in the gum between the tooth and gingival tissue. ...Read more

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I have a small white dot on my lower gums. I noticed my gum hurt a couple days ago but the white spot just showed up today. What is it?

I have a small white dot on my lower gums. I noticed my gum hurt a couple days ago but the white spot just showed up today. What is it?

White spot: It sounds like either a tooth or gum abcess. It might also be a canker sore. Only a clinical exam with x-rays can make an accurate diagnosis.
Make an appointment to see your dentist. ...Read more

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Hello I noticed I have a small black dot on my gum the mark takes up the surface area of the very tip of my gum tissue. The part looks like a triangle?

Hello I noticed I have a small black dot on my gum the mark takes up the surface area of the very tip of my gum tissue. The part looks like a triangle?

See your dentist: There are many reasons you may see a dark spot in your mouth. Most are not problem and are easily diagnosed and treated if needed. However, you need to see your dentist to have the spot looked at. ...Read more

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Molar pulled 3 weeks ago. Theirs a tiny black dot on a small white spot on my gum. Feels like a metal sliver. I think it mignt be a broken needle.

Molar pulled 3 weeks ago. Theirs a tiny black dot on a small white spot on my gum. Feels like a metal sliver. I think it mignt be a broken needle.

Doubtful: Anesthetic needles do not fracture in that manner. It may be a small piece of tooth, part of a broken filling, or the sharp edge of the tooth socket. Please see the dentist who treated you to determine what this is and have it treated. No need to guess. ...Read more

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User of khaini(quid), tobacco mixed with lime put in between lips and gums, for ten years now i hv little white dots inside cheeks can it be cancer.

User of khaini(quid), tobacco mixed with lime put in between lips and gums, for ten years now i hv little white dots inside cheeks can it be cancer.

Maybe: White lesions inside your mouth are typically areas called leukoplakia. These may or not be the beginning of oral cancer condition. Best and only definite way to determine this is with a tissue biopsy. I urge you to consider this, it may save your life! ...Read more

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I found a small black dot on my gum behind my lower left wisdom tooth. It does not hurt or exert any pain. Please help! I see my dentist in 2 wks.?

Black dot?: Since you have an appointment with your dentist coming up, I would have him check this area. I would not panic. If you go to your dentist regularly, I am sure he has checked this area before and this black dot could have been there and you just noticed it recently. It could be a number of things such ax staining (amalgam tattoo), etc. ...Read more

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My gum papillae has a tingling feeling & there r little red dots in a circle at the center. Went to 3 dentists & all said it looks normal. Is it Wart?

My gum papillae has a tingling feeling & there r little red dots in a circle at the center. Went to 3 dentists & all said it looks normal. Is it Wart?

Let me explain: If 3 dentists who examined you said it was normal, how could medical providers who have not met you, don't have a history and have not examined you possibly state that they are wrong. Are you aware of what you asking for? ...Read more

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What causes small wounds on the gums?

What causes small wounds on the gums?

Wounds?: Could be infection, trauma, burn, or hundreds of other causes. Your description is much too vague to form the basis of a diagnosis. You have to be seen by a professional, not by a computer program. Please call a general Dentist, an Oral Surgeon, or (best) a gum specialist, a Periodontist, ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a small bumpon my gums thatbeenthere for a while itdonthurt?

I have a small bumpon my gums thatbeenthere for a while itdonthurt?

Bump: Could indicate many things, some benign, some pathologic. Cannot examine or diagnose you in this forum. Any pain, bleeding, or is in your case, swelling, should be immediately examined. Please make an appointment with your Dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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If I have lost a small piece of my gums through rugby, what should I do? Will it grow back on its own?

If I have lost a small piece of my gums through rugby, what should I do? Will it grow back on its own?

Lost gum?: Some do and some don't. It really depends upon where you lost the gum tissue and how the injury is handled. It's best to see your dentist or a periodontist right away for a one on one clinical examination and consultation. Better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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To my last question what could the white patches and red line on my top gum mean, u have me a little freightenend now?

To my last question what could the white patches and red line on my top gum mean, u have me a little freightenend now?

May not be bad: An experienced person has to take a look. Possibilities are many and may be minor. Thrush and leukoplakia come to my mind. They may need medical treatment. Meanwhile, try intense hygiene with frequent toothbrushing and mouth wash after meals. ...Read more

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Have small white rings on gums that develop into large rings then go away after a couple days for past month. Not much pain. What could this be?

Have small white rings on gums that develop into large rings then go away after a couple days for past month. Not much pain. What could this be?

Poor oral hygiene: There are a number of potential explanations for white spots on gums, and usually, evaluation by a dentist professional is needed to determine if spots are a cause for concern. The most common cause for white ring you are referring to is from lack of adequate dental hygiene. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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