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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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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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