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I've had a sore spot on my gums for about a month, the last 2 weeks a white film (that doesn't come off) is in the spot. I've seen multiple Drs. ?

I've had a sore spot on my gums for about a month, the last 2 weeks a white film (that doesn't come off) is in the spot. I've seen multiple Drs. ?

Drs?: Have you asked your General Dentist for an opinion and/or referral to an Oral Surgeon or a Periodontist? If not, please do so. White lesions in the mouth require immediate investigation. ...Read more

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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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Dental: The chlorhexidine oral rinse that I'm told to use after my gum graft caused a brownish film on my teeth. Brushing does not take it off. Now?

Dental: The chlorhexidine oral rinse that I'm told to use after my gum graft caused a brownish film on my teeth. Brushing does not take it off. Now?

Temporary: It is temporary and can only be polished off by a professional. My guess is this was prescribed to increase the chances of success of your surgery and will soon be discontinued ...Read more

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Im 30. Baby tooth extracted yesterday. Why is the socket white? There was a thin film which i rinsed out. Not swollen or painful at all. Im on antibio

Im 30. Baby tooth extracted yesterday. Why is the socket white? There was a thin film which i rinsed out. Not swollen or painful at all. Im on antibio

Baby tooth: The roots of the baby tooth were probably resorbed, so there was no real socket. The white area is the gum tissue that grew in under the tooth to fill in the area where the roots were. ...Read more

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I have a red line on my top gum with white blotches and pain on the side of the palate. I took antibiotics and the pain went away. The pain returned, so i had to take more tablets.What is going on?

I have a red line on my top gum with white blotches and pain on the side of the palate. I took antibiotics and the pain went away. The pain returned, so i had to take more tablets.What is going on?

Needs to be seen: These types of situations should not and cannot be diagnosed over the internet. It requires at least an actual visual one on one personal clinical examination. Please see your dentist as soon as possible to determine what in fact is wrong and what treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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My son has a white thing on his gum and I'm letting him do this?

My son has a white thing on his gum and I'm letting him do this?

More info?: i think your question may have been cut short? You're letting him do what? A live consult via HealthTap would enable one of us to look at the lip and give you a better assessment. Or you can re-ask your question. ...Read more

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My son has a white thing on his gums and he wants to know what it is?

My son has a white thing on his gums and he wants to know what it is?

Not enough info: Your question doesn't contain enough information to make a diagnosis. There are numerous "white things" that can develope on the oral tissues. Depending on your sons age please bring him to a pediatric dentist or a general dentist for an evaluation. Many white lesions are not a problem but an evaluation is the only way to be sure. ...Read more

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Please describe these 3 little white dots under my gums?

Please describe these 3 little white dots under my gums?

No way to know: Without having a dentist actually see what you are referring to. We certainly can't see and therefore can't diagnose what you are referring to over the internet. Have it looked at, especially if it lasts more than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What causes your gums to turn white?

What causes your gums to turn white?

Bacteria: You are not cleaning your gums and the bacteria has found a home. Brush in circles with a soft toothbrush. Then follow it up by using a water pik spraying the water in circles where the teeth and the gums join. ...Read more

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Have small white rings on gums that develop into large rings then go away after a couple days for past month. Not much pain.What could this be?

Have small white rings on gums that develop into large rings then go away after a couple days for past month. Not much pain.What could this be?

Guessing: You should have this looked at in person by a dentist when it is at its worst for a definitive diagnosis and not a guess on our part, over the internet and sight unseen. Our guess could be right or wrong and you should not rely on our "guesses". ...Read more

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