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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.

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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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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Red spots on gums? Taking Meds for strep throat

Red spots on gums? Taking Meds for strep throat

Antibiotic Reactions: Good day; Any allergic reaction to a prescribed antibiotic needs to be discussed with your doctor. A similar medication may be as effective without the side effects. ...Read more

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What are the littlle red spots o my gums?

What are the littlle red spots o my gums?

No way to know: Without actually seeing them. At least if we had a photo we could help answer the question better. If i gave you as list of 4 or 5 possibilities, would that really help you in any way? See your dentist for an accurate answer to your question. ...Read more

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I have lil red spots on my upper gums do u no what it could be?

I have lil red spots on my upper gums do u no what it could be?

Many Possibilities: Ranging from completely benign to worrisome. Get it evaluated by a dentist asap and be prepared for a possible re-evaluation later. ...Read more

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What is this bump with red spots on my gums?

What is this bump with red spots on my gums?

Gums-tooth abscess: This infection will not resolve on its own with home care. The most common type of dental abscess is a tooth, and the second most common is a gum or combination of both tooth-gum abscess. In order to get appropriate treatment it is important to know the underlying cause for this infection. Rec.: see your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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Bright red spots on gum that grew over hole after dry socket no pain at all is this normal. Gum not all the way healed had it donr feb 4th need help.

Bright red spots on gum that grew over hole after dry socket no pain at all is this normal. Gum not all the way healed had it donr feb 4th need help.

Sounds ok: Since you are not having any pain, it sound like you are healing fine. I wouldn't worry about any spots unless they get painful or inflamed. It takes months for the extraction area to completely heal over. See your dentist if you still have concerns. ...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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If I have white spots and dark red spots on my gums and tongue, but they get better when I stop using Oysco500 +D?

If I have white spots and dark red spots on my gums and tongue, but they get better when I stop using Oysco500 +D?

Hard pressed: I'm hard pressed to see a relationship between calcium supplement and the lesions you describe. White and red lesions on pink tissue should be examined if they don't completely dissapear in 10-14 days. Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for differential diagnosis and, if necessary, treatment. ...Read more

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I have 2 red spots on my gums and I'm not sure what they are, I have had them for a few months they are not painful?

I have 2 red spots on my gums and I'm not sure what they are, I have had them for a few months they are not painful?

Too numerous: Red spots on gums can be from one of many causes, too numerous to discuss in this brief forum. Any red or white gum lesions, especially they don't disappear in a week to 10 days, should be examined by your General Dentist, a Periodontist, oranOral Surgeon. Please don't wait, call now. ...Read more

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Just been told by dentist I have to go to hospital due to finding red spots on my gums?

Just been told by dentist I have to go to hospital due to finding red spots on my gums?

Something missing: Red spots on gum without any other symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, or pain and inability to eat/drink etc...Should not need immediate hospital care. If it is just incidental finding, which may need further evaluation such as biopsy etc.., you should be able to see a specialist/surgeon without having to go to hospital first. So, something is missing here. Consult doc. Good luck. ...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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I was prescibe amoxicillin for an extraction but decide to take ampinicillin instead is this bad for me I have also developed some red spots on my gum?

I was prescibe amoxicillin for an extraction but decide to take ampinicillin instead is this bad for me I have also developed some red spots on my gum?

Antibiotic: You mean you had some Ampicillin on hand and decided to take it instead? Why don't you tell your dentist and they can tell you the correct dose and duration of the treatment. Both antibiotics are pretty similar. ...Read more

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My brother is 15 years old, its been two days he got red spots on his soft palate and gums, his lips are also dry and a bit swallon, it hurts too.

My brother is 15 years old, its been two days he got red spots on his soft palate and gums, his lips are also dry and a bit swallon, it hurts too.

Could be many things: Please see ur dentist, and he may even refer you to a periodontist or oral surgeon for further evaluation. It needs to be looked at and examined closely, but it may be as simple as fungal infection, or herpetic lesion ... But please .. Dont take it lightly. ...Read more

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After i brushed my teeth i noticed some red spots around my canine on my upper and lower gums. What can it be? It doesn't hurt & it's not swollen.

After i brushed my teeth i noticed some red spots around my canine on my upper and lower gums. What can it be? It doesn't hurt & it's not swollen.

See your dentist: See your dentist and let them evaluate the problem. It could be periodontal disease which many times is "silent" and the patient is unaware of the problem. The dentist should be able to diagnose it. ...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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I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms.Is it allergy?

I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms.Is it allergy?

Maybe. Maybe not: Write down everything you ate or drank that night....If the same thing happens again, bring all the info from both times to an allergist. ...Read more

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Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more