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My tooth broke and came out now it has small purple spots what does that mean?

My tooth broke and came out now it has small purple spots what does that mean?

Seek help: The simple fact that your tooth broke necessitates that you see a dentist asap. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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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I have little red spots on my gum just above my one front tooth. What's this sound like?

I have little red spots on my gum just above my one front tooth. What's this sound like?

Virus: Small red spots could be a viral out break. Should be short duration and gradually go away over a week to 10 days.

One red spot high up toward the tip of the root could be a drainage site from an abscess. ...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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I have this wierd taste coming from my bottle left area where i got my wisdom tooth out. Is this normal? My other three wisdom teeth spots aren't.

I have this wierd taste coming from my bottle left area where i got my wisdom tooth out. Is this normal? My other three wisdom teeth spots aren't.

It depends: Usually wisdom teeth should not give any alteration in taste. Are you taking any medications? Some medications have side effects which give bad taste. You don't need to worry about other wisdom teeth, they might erupt up to age 25. ...Read more

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Signs of tooth decay in toddlers? Is there any sure way to check for tooth decay on toddlers who are two years old? I check for black or brown lines or spots, but never see any. Are there other signs I should be checking for? I check twice a day when we b

See your dentist: Many cavities occur between the teeth out of sight. Your dentist will take radiographs to check these hidden areas for decay. The american dental association recommends a dental check up for kids at age 2, or sooner if you suspect anything, and every 6 months thereafter. You will then not have to worry. ...Read more

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Hi I have bad tooth ache and white spots on the gum by tooth that hurts?

Hi I have bad tooth ache and white spots on the gum by tooth that hurts?

Infection: Probability is that you have infection of tooth/teeth, gums, or both. Can't diagnose or treat this over the computer. This is not a DIY problem. Do what you would do if you had a severe infection anywhere else in your body, seek immediate professional help. Call your Dentist for an emergency appointment. Don't put it off. ...Read more

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I have small red spots near my tooth at the back of my gum and it is hard to eat on that side and it is very painful when I brush it.

I have small red spots near my tooth at the back of my gum and it is hard to eat on that side and it is very painful when I brush it.

Small red dots: Sorry but that could one of a hundred things. There is way too little information to even make a stab at a correct diagnosis. Please see your local dentists for help. ...Read more

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Brown spots on my teeth ? Moreover, I just had a dentist appointment... They found three cavities, and filled them. I have a thin brown line, less than a quarter inch, on my front tooth- they didn't even mention it

Brown spots on my teeth
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Moreover, I just had a dentist appointment... They found three cavities, and filled them. I have a thin brown line, less than a quarter inch, on my front tooth- they didn't even mention it

Neonatal line: Thin brown line may be neonatal line, a darker of the day you were born. Brown spots, brown line, may also be from taking tetracycline, or an illness, or a systemic problem, while the teeth were forming. Did you ask the Dentist about the brown spots/lines? that's the best person to ask. Give your Dentist a call. ...Read more

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Can tooth infection can cause dark spots side the mouth?

Can tooth infection can cause dark spots side the mouth?

Likely not infection: Dark coloration can occur when a silver, or amalgam filling is adjacent the soft tissue of the mouth.
If it is sore, or changes size, shape or color get it checked by a health care provider. ...Read more

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Is some redness on the gums normal for a while after tooth extraction? I have no pain, just some red spots.

Normal post-op: Erythema (red nessof the tissue) is one of the normal cardinal signs of inflammation that occur after a procedure, such as an extraction.
If pain, swelling or fever occur, consult the treating dentist. ...Read more

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I just noticed black spots along the front of My lower gum line, as well as some erosion. I've been dipping for close to 20 years now. Tooth loss?

I just noticed black spots along the front of My lower gum line, as well as some erosion. I've been dipping for close to 20 years now. Tooth loss?

Get it checked out: Given your prolonged history of dipping and new onset lesions along the gum line, it would be important to have your mouth examined by a physician in order to determine if further workup and/or biopsy is required. ...Read more

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I put tooth paste on my pimple over night an now it is burnt with red patchy spots! I have aloe vera on it now. What else can I do?

I put tooth paste on my pimple over night an now it is burnt with red patchy spots! I have aloe vera on it now. What else can I do?

Try a tooth brush!: Joking about the toothbrush but you might want to try a proven dermatologic method for treating acne. The method you suggest implies that we can try to use products designed for other uses to problems that occur in different areas of our body. You can set up a host of inflammation and foreign body reactions by taking the advice of internet cosmetic advice. ...Read more

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After brushing my teeth I noticed several white spots with a red outer rim on my gums, they hurt a little. the one closer to the tooth is bigger ?

After brushing my teeth I noticed several white spots with a red outer rim on my gums, they hurt a little. the one closer to the tooth is bigger ?

Too many things.....: Depending on how long these have been present, there are too many possibilities of what this might represent - you should have this condition examined and properly diagnosed before taking any chances on what someone might suggest it is. Categories this could fall into include viral, inflammatory, bacterial, etc - not worth guessing - get an exam done at your dentist (get one if you don't have now ...Read more

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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....

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. ...Read more

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Old tooth filling fell out. Went to dentist, removed the nerve & put in temp filling. Need extraction. 14 days later: white spots on tonsils. Related?

Old tooth filling fell out. Went to dentist, removed the nerve & put in temp filling. Need extraction. 14 days later: white spots on tonsils. Related?

Maybe Tonsil stones: Aka tonsilliths are calcified materials that form in the crevices of the tonsils, composed mainly of calcium, some phosphorus and ammonia(hence the odor--halitosis). The true cause of this nuisance is unknown, but likely from some bacteria and it is often considered harmless. Not likely related to your dental work. If u r concerned/bothered by it, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Been having pain in neck area under the back of my left jaw and in neck at base of skull, also dark red spots under tongue. Related to infected tooth?

Pain: You have an infected tooth that needs to be treated. I can't tell you if the pain by your jaw is from your tooth or something else, but your dentist will be able to tell you. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more