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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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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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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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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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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

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How to get rid of yellow and red spots on my teeth?

Professional Care: It is unlikely that you will be able to remove them by yourself, unless the yellow ; red spots are some food between your teeth. Brush well, and visit your dentist. Depending on your expectations and long-term plan, your dentist will likely offer you a few options. ...Read more

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When I brushed my teeth this morning I noticed I had a few small red spots on my tongue. What should I do?

When I brushed my teeth this morning I noticed I had a few small red spots on my tongue. What should I do?

Geographic tongue: Take a look at this link: http://bit.ly/1ByTX6J I bet, without seeing you, that you have something like this, a not serious condition which will resolve on its own. If it doesn't go away, however, you may want to see a doctor. ...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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While brushing my teeth, i noticed 4 red spots on the roof of my mouth near the back near my throat. What could they be?

While brushing my teeth, i noticed 4 red spots on the roof of my mouth near the back near my throat. What could they be?

Many possibilities &: There is no way to know without actually examining you. It could be something benign and temporary and go away within a few days or something more serious in need of treatment. Merely giving you a list of possibilities isn't very helpful. If you want to know for sure, see your dentist. Regardless, any lesion that remains longer than 2 weeks needs to be diagnosed! ...Read more

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