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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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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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Sugarless gum makes my mouth feel somewhat clean after I eat. Does this type of gum still leave a film on teeth that should be toothpaste brushed off?

Sugarless gum makes my mouth feel somewhat clean after I eat. Does this type of gum still leave a film on teeth that should be toothpaste brushed off?

Yes, it leaves: Chewing sugarless gum can HELP prevent tooth decay and gum disease. It causes more saliva production, which helps neutralize and rinse away some of the acid that forms in your mouth when you break down food. However, even sugarless gum, is not a substitute for a regular oral hygiene. ...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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Got fever and tonsillitis.Next morning gums slightly swollen. Swelling progressed w/ pain. Woke up w/ yellow film on front teeth. is this gum disease?

Got fever and tonsillitis.Next morning gums slightly swollen. Swelling progressed w/ pain. Woke up w/ yellow film on front teeth. is this gum disease?

Fever and tonsils: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. You will be carefully examined and most likely the team will prescribe appropriate medication. If they have some concerns they will refer you to the appropriate doctor. ...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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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 white spote just bellow my bottome right gum and it hurts when i try to touch it?

I have a white spote just bellow my bottome right gum and it hurts when i try to touch it?

Canker sores: are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...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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