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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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My gums are almost white right around my bottom teeth.. What could be wrong?

My gums are almost white right around my bottom teeth.. What could be wrong?

White gums: No idea without an examination. Please see your dentist or a periodontist. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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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


Dr. Jessica Allan
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The gum around my teeth are turning white. Is it any symptom or is it normal?

The gum around my teeth are turning white. Is it any symptom or is it normal?

Depends: I would go to a Dentist for a checkup. Gum discoloration can be caused by many things including thrush or leukoplakia a precancerous condition, side effects of medication or a normal finding.. Practice good oral care including brushing and flossing and visiting your dentist at least every 6 months. ...Read more

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Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
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I noticed last night my bottom teeth had a little bit of white instead of pink gum around it. What could it be from?

I noticed last night my bottom teeth had a little bit of white instead of pink gum around it. What could it be from?

Dental cleaning: If the gums are white, then it could be dead tissue sloughing off. It's not uncommon, and you should not be too concerned if it disappears. If it's a hard build-up on your teeth, then it is saliva deposits and bacteria that need to be removed with instruments - i.e. A dental cleaning. This also is common in lower teeth, but you can minimize it by flossing. ...Read more

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Dr. Meng Syn
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Why are the gums around my teeth white?

Why are the gums around my teeth white?

Many reasons: White around the teeth can be anything from food debris to cancer. That said, more common causes are fungal infections like thrush, tissue changes like leukoplakia that occur with smoking, bad oral hygiene, or overuse of alcoholic mouthwashes. The tissues at the edges are thin and are sensitive to systemic changes like diabetes and vitamin deficiencies like scurvy. See your dentist soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Barry Levin
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What does having white gums around and below my teeth mean? Nothing seems to have changed in my health or diet.

What does having white gums around and below my teeth mean? Nothing seems to have changed in my health or diet.

Maybe nothing: Your gums immediately below your teeth should be pink but certainly more pale than the mucosa further from your teeth. Gums are covered with a keratin layer, like skin, hair, fingernails. Mucosa doesn't have this keratin layer & is more translucent. Extremely pale gums could be a sign of systemic conditions such as anemia. I suggest you see your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more

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Dr. John Calvert
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I have white spots on my gums and around the teeth my gums are turing blueish black. ?

I have white spots on my gums and around the teeth my gums are turing blueish black. ?

Gum problems: There any number of causes for your symptoms. If you have a regular dentist, i would see him as soon as you can. He may employ the help of a periodontist for final diagnosis depending on what he finds. In my opinion without seeing for myself, it sounds like a fairly uncommon condition called anug- acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. See your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Methven
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I have a white ring on my bottom gum near my teeth it's red around, very sore, and it's like a hole.. What could it be?

I have a white ring on my bottom gum near my teeth it's red around, very sore, and it's like a hole.. What could it be?

Aphthous ulcer: It's most likely a cancer sore. It is painful, I get them sometimes when I eat acidic foods. You can put some oil of clove on it to numb it. It will burn a bit when you put it in but will go away within a few minutes. If your dentist has a soft tissue laser that can also help with the healing process. It should go away in about a week. Hope this helps!!! ...Read more

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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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My 11 month old has a blister on his gums. It's not directly under any teeth, it's white hard (but not a tooth), and red around it. What could it be?

My 11 month old has a blister on his gums. It's not directly under any teeth, it's white hard (but not a tooth), and red around it. What could it be?

Teething or Chewing : 11 month old can have erupting teeth, a gum cyst, trauma from chewing on some object they put in their mouth, a primary case of herpes infection, or rarely a canker sore. See your pediatrician to get the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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I have small white bumps on my gums that have been around for awhile, 2+ months. I had HPV shots and got new front teeth, moving my bite?

I have small white bumps on my gums that have been around for awhile, 2+ months. I had HPV shots and got new front teeth, moving my bite?

Connection: What's the connection between the white bumps, the new front teeth, and your bite moving? I think you really have to return to the dentist that treated you for comparison of today's "bite" to your baseline, and for evaluation of the "bumps.". ...Read more

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Dr. Felicia Mata
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I see white between gum and teeth . What is it?

I see white between gum and teeth . What is it?

If there's infection: And it is an oozing white thick liquid associated with pain, it can be a drainage from an abscess, e.g. Periodontal abscess. Please see your dentist to determine the condition. ...Read more

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