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Do you know why the top of my mouth is yellow? And I'm scared about going to the dentist in case I have something like gum disease.. , I'm 18 and my teeth are also yellowish and the back of my bottom teeth are yellow with black bits but only visible whe

Do you know why the top of my mouth is yellow?  And I'm scared about going to the dentist in case I have something like gum disease.. ,  I'm 18 and my teeth are also yellowish and the back of my bottom teeth are yellow with black bits but only visible whe

Multiple Issues: So hard diagnose these things over the internet, especially without being able to examine you. But a local dentist can. You're an adult now, no need to be scared. If you have a problem, it will only get worse without treatment. Seek the help of a local dentist. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I have a soar throat/chest. I have a cough and my throat is red and there are yellow spots on the top of my mouth. ?

I have a soar throat/chest. I have a cough and my throat is red and there are yellow spots on the top of my mouth.  ?

GET IT CHECKED: You need to be checked as you may have a Bacterial Infection and may need antibiotics
So make an appointment with your doctor and get checked ...Read more

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I have a tiny yellow dot on the inside of munch mouth where my top lip touches my gum, no idea what it could be, help?

Canker sore: This is most likely a canker sore: a small ulcer, also known as an aphthous ulcer) with a white, yellow or gray center and flat red border. In almost all cases it heals by itself in 7-10 days. The exact cause is not known; genetics may play a role. Fatigue, stress, certain foods affect some people. They are not contagious or precancerous. Numbing ointments or antimicrobial mouthwashes may help. ...Read more

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Have super painful sinuses, yellow goop coming from eyes, dry very persistent coughing, wicked headaches and aching tooth on top back left of mouth?

Have super painful sinuses,  yellow goop coming from eyes,  dry very persistent coughing, wicked headaches and aching tooth on top back left of mouth?

Sinus Infection: Your pain suggests a maxillary sinusitis, with an associated bacterial conjunctivitis. Please visit an urgent care clinic for a prescription for appropriate antibiotic therapy. X-ray/ct scans may or may not be necessary, but can localize the diagnosis. Please see your doctor, and cut down on your tobacco use, or better yet, quit if you can, to reduce your cancer risk. ...Read more

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I have yellow top palate towards back of mouth with cold/burning on off sore throat sensation. Does not hurt to swallow food.Some mucus of a morning. ?

I have yellow top palate towards back of mouth with cold/burning on off sore throat sensation. Does not hurt to swallow food.Some mucus of a morning. ?

Throat burning: Most likely either postnasal drip or reflux. Consider elevating the head of bed, zyrtec (cetirizine) before bedtime to decrease discharge, check for allergens . Treatment of reflux with either PPIs ( omeprazole) or H2 blockers ( ranitidine). For reflux avoid alcohol, smoking, caffeine, spicy foods. f/u wiht doctor ...Read more

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The top of my tongue has been yellow for 2 weeks now. Any idea what could cause this?

The top of my tongue has been yellow for 2 weeks now.  Any idea what could cause this?

Tongue: Can be dryness of the tongue, diet related, acid reflux related, thyroid issues or vitamin deficiencies to name some of the causes. make sure you are drinking enough water and eat a balanced diet. If it persist see your doctor for a check up ...Read more

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When I am sick my teeth turn two different colors, the top is really yellow and the bottom is super white. Why does this happen ?

When I am sick my teeth turn two different colors, the top is really yellow and the bottom is super white. Why does this happen ?

2 visits: Make an appointment with your Dentist when you are well to document the color and color pattern of your teeth. Return to Dentist when you are sick and you perceive color change. That will enable Dentist to get a better handle on what's happening and what needs to be done, if anything. ...Read more

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After smoking I have a yellow residue left on my top and bottom lip and it tastes bad. It wipes off. It didn't use to happen. What could this be?

After smoking I have a yellow residue left on my top and bottom lip and it tastes bad. It wipes off. It didn't use to happen. What could this be?

Smoking: I know it's tough, but please stop your smoking for at least a week and see how things go.
If you still have the problems after a week, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have small non pussfilled bump on my top lip. It’s not itchy or painful. It’s not red or white or yellow. Would could it be it’s in the middle ?

I have small non pussfilled bump on my top lip. It’s not itchy or painful. It’s not red or white or yellow. Would could it be it’s in the middle ?

Mucocele possibly: The bump on your lip is probably a mucocele. It is caused when the duct to a minor salivary gland gets clogged or traumatized and the saliva backs up forming a fluid filled bump. They are most common on the lower lip but can occur elsewhere in the mouth as well. Small ones can resolve on their own. Large ones (as shown here) require surgical removal by and oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I had a bridge done on molars 17,18,19. The color is more yellow than adjacent teeth, and the top is flat with no ridges for chewing. Is this normal?

I had a bridge done on molars 17,18,19. The color is more yellow than adjacent teeth, and the top is flat with no ridges for chewing. Is this normal?

Not really: The color is an easy match.. there are multiple shades to choose from. Regarding the occlusal anatomy, the bridge needs to interdigitate with your maxillary teeth so that you can chew properly. Many factors go into this, including available space and the anatomy of the upper teeth. You should address your concerns with the dentist who made the bridge. ...Read more

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Why are my teeth not evenly stained? I do probably drink too much coffee, but i noticed recently that my teeth aren't evenly stained. My top two front teeth look like they have white or light yellow lines in them. What could those be? .

Why are my teeth not evenly stained? I do probably drink too much coffee, but i noticed recently that my teeth aren't evenly stained. My top two front teeth look like they have white or light yellow lines in them. What could those be?


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Although : Although one would love to answer your question, it is impossible to do so without an examination.
Please go see your dentist.
Any of the answer is just pure speculation, unfortunately.
Best out luck,
dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read more

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I have a yellow lump on my top outer lip what is it , is it an ulcer or what ?

I have a yellow lump on my top outer lip what is it , is it an ulcer or what ?

Lump lip: hello~ an ulcer is open and oozing. If there is no break in skin this is a cyst. To make a full correct diagnosis you need to see a doctor. Removal of any lesion along the lip line is fraught with cosmetic disaster and so should be done only by a qualified cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon. But go see your doc for evaluation first. This is not cancer! thanks ...Read more

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I have a dime size sore on my inner bottom lip for the past 10 days and it is not healing. It has a white/yellow color over top of it. what is this?

I have a dime size sore on my inner bottom lip for the past 10 days and it is not healing. It has a white/yellow color over top of it. what is this?

Oral ulcer: Oral ulcer can happen from mechanical causes like trauma, friction, poor fitting dentures, with some auto immune problems and connective tissue disorders., gastrointestinal disorders, the dime size oral ulcer is somewhat unusual, if it is one time occurrence nothing need to worry if recurs needs medical attention. ...Read more

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Im a male 22 years old with black raised veins on the back bottom left side of my tongue. I've been using dipping tobacco for six years and I have some yellowing on the top of my tongue?

Im a male 22 years old with black raised veins on the back bottom left side of my tongue. I've been using dipping tobacco for six years and I have some yellowing on the top of my tongue?

Act now: See a dentist or an ENT surgeon ASAP. It may be a sign of changes that lead to oral cancer. If not caught and treated early, oral cancer is a disaster. ...Read more

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Strange yellow thing that appeared on top of blood clot after wisdom teeth removal. What could this be?

Strange yellow thing that appeared on top of blood clot after wisdom teeth removal. What could this be?

Foreign object?: One possibility is a piece of food such as a kernel of corn fragment has become embedded in the top of the clot. If the extraction was performed more than 3 or 4 days ago, it should be safe to carefully lift the fragment off with tweezers or go back to let the dentist look at it if you aren't comfortable with tweezers or if the extraction was more recent. ...Read more

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How do you get a cold sore I have a bump on the top of my lip but it's not yellow or red it don't have 3 little lumps ?

How do you get a cold sore I have a bump on the top of my lip but it's not yellow or red it don't have 3 little lumps ?

Variable: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1). Tingling &/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. ...Read more

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I have this bump in the back of my throat by my uvula. It's red but the top of it is yellow. I am just getting over bronchitis. ?

I have this bump in the back of my throat by my uvula. It's red but the top of it is yellow. I am just getting over bronchitis. ?

Exam: If this is a true mass in your throat,I recommend that you get it checked by your physician. Possibilities include an abscess or tumor. ...Read more

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I was stung in the front/top of the head by a yellow jacket 2 days ago and now I have swelling in front of my ear at the top of the jaw.

 I was stung in the front/top of the head by a yellow jacket 2 days ago and now I have swelling in front of my ear at the top of the jaw.

Unrelated: Probably coincidental but unrelated. Swilling in front of ear, however, should be evaluated immediately. Please see your GP or go to an Urgent Care Facility immediately. ...Read more

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I had a cold and now have yellow mucus and a lot of pain and tenderness in one of my cheeks and top teeth on one side. I'm not stuffy. How to treat?

I had a cold and now have yellow mucus and a lot of pain and tenderness in one of my cheeks and top teeth on one side.  I'm not stuffy. How to treat?

Sinusitis: Most people think "sinusitis" or "sinus cold" just means severe stuffiness, runny nose, etc. But true sinusitis typically causes symptoms exactly like yours, often as cold symptoms begin to improve. Use a nasal spray (like Afrin® or other with oxymatazoline) plus acetaminophen or an NSAID (Motrin, Advil, etc) for pain. See doc if no better in 1-2 days, or immediately if fever or uncontrolled pain. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and a girl. The roof of my mouth is yellow, is this a symptom of sickness?

I'm 16 and a girl. The roof of my mouth is yellow, is this a symptom of sickness?

Needs checked out: Do you have any other discoloration of your skin, or eyes? Have your stools been very light or chalky colored or has your urine been dark? These could be related to jaundice. Excess vitamin a and carotenes can do this too.

More likely at your age, a "yellowish" color inside mouth can be pallor related to iron deficiency anemia.

Bottom line: you should see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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The roof of my mouth is yellow and has been for months, just wanting to know the cause.?

The roof of my mouth is yellow and has been for months, just wanting to know the cause.?

See a dentist: We can't diagnose your situation without actually seeing you. What you describe is unusual. You should see a dentist for a proper evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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My tonsils are swollen and have yellow lumps and red that looks like cuts around them, and the roof of my mouth is yellow?

My tonsils are swollen and have yellow lumps and red that looks like cuts around them, and the roof of my mouth is yellow?

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy . The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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Roof of my mouth is yellow when i shine light on it and my nebula looks yellowish with veins,dark veins under my tongue, no pain, i have acid reflux?

Roof of my mouth is yellow when i shine light on it and my nebula looks yellowish with veins,dark veins under my tongue, no pain, i have acid reflux?

Get examined: this sounds like oral icterus from liver illness.Since you did not provide a photo, it is impossible to diagnose. Go to see your physician ASAP ...Read more

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I don't know if it's a sore throats but the roof of my mouth is yellow, palate is red and veiny and my throats is sore and nose runny. Limited space.

I don't know if it's a sore throats but the roof of my mouth is yellow, palate is red and veiny  and my throats is sore and nose runny. Limited space.

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol or Motrin may help decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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The roof of my mouth is yellow and is covered with red vains, it feels like there's a lump in my throat when I swallow and I have a neck ache, help me?

The roof of my mouth is yellow and is covered with red vains, it feels like there's a lump in my throat when I swallow and I have a neck ache, help me?

? virus: A lot of viral illnesses are active now. Inflammation in the throat can cause some slight discoloration (the red blood vessels are normal, but the yellow color may be a result of changes in vascular flow). Worrisome symptoms would be body/joint aches, fever, and symptoms for more than 10 days (indicative of a bacterial infection requiring antibiotics). Inflammation could cause the neck ache too ...Read more