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My gums are a purplush color and if i press on them below teeth bleeding occurs there is little pain i also have purplish spots on inside of my cheeks?

My gums are a purplush color and if i press on them below teeth bleeding occurs there is little pain i also have purplish spots on inside of my cheeks?

Swollen gums: There are several reasons for swollen gums. ie; bacteria under gums, mouth breather, medications, pregnancy gingivitis, clenching teeth etc.. xrays and an exam can help us determine the problem. It can also be viral, see you're dentist or physician soon. ...Read more

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I have white spots on each of my front tooth ever since i can remember. Why is this?

I have white spots on each of my front tooth ever since i can remember. Why is this?

Incomplete formation: As enamel forms during tooth formation, it can be interrupted by a number of things from fever to blood dyscrasias resulting in incomplete enamel crystallization making a chalky white appearance. There are simple treatments for this condition. ...Read more

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Will an abscessed tooth cause spots in your vision?

Will an abscessed tooth cause spots in your vision?

Doubtful: Very doubtful as no direct connection unless abscess breaks into the sinus cavities. Abscessed teeth require medical-dental care which you should seek out asap. ...Read more

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What can I do if my tooth has gray spots on it, is this a sign for a root canal?

Not Sure: Color variations on teeth occur for many reasons. Some of these may include variations in mineralization, stains, and even decay. Signs for root canal infections may include alterations of color but not always. I suggest you call your dentist to evaluate the specifics of your case and diagnose the findings. Good luck -. ...Read more

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I just found out that I have a cavity that has a couple very small light brown spots on my back tooth, what do I do?

I just found out that I have a cavity that has a couple very small light brown spots on my back tooth, what do I do?

Get it Filled: The goal of treatment is to preserve tooth structures and prevent further destruction of the tooth. In general, early treatment is less painful and less expensive than treatment of extensive decay. ...Read more

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Wearing retainers for 2yrs.Deep black stains/spots appear mostly near gumline.Some appear as spots on entire tooth.Cant get it off.Anything serious?

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Wearing retainers for 2yrs.Deep black stains/spots appear mostly near gumline.Some appear as spots on entire tooth.Cant get it off.Anything serious?

Stain or decay: It is either a stain or a decay (cavities) developed where plaque accumulation the most. Is the stain/spots soft or hard? Schedule a cleaning appointment to see if a dentist/hygienist can clean the spot off. If he or she cannot, it is either an arrest caries or decay. If he or she can, it is either a nicotine stain from smoking, caffeine stain from tea and/or coffee, or just water in your area. ...Read more

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Spots in vision from tooth abscess?

Spots in vision from tooth abscess?

Not typical: An abcessed tooth will not typically effect your vision. There is something else going on here. Did you have trauma? Was this spontaneous? See an opthomologist for an evaluation asap. ...Read more

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My teeth were extracted over a yr ago and I have spots on gum where it feels like a very bad tooth pain if I touch it?

My teeth were extracted over a yr ago and I have spots on gum where it feels like a very bad tooth pain if I touch it?

Could be bone chip: after extractions there are often bits of bone that are rejected by the body and work their way out through the gums over time. If a piece is just under the surface it could make a sore spot. If it isn't a bone chip or bone spur something may be going on. Either way see your dentist to have it checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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