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White Film On Gums
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cheek biting: You probably might be biting the insides of your cheeks unknowingly. Usually the lines will be straight and coincides where the upper and lower teeth meet. However, you may want to check with your dentist to see if this can be something else. Sometimes a lesion called lichen planus can show up in the cheek area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your dentist: There are a number of things that can result in white lines on your gums, but regardless what the causes are, white lines on your gums can be a sign of a local gum disease or serious illness. You should see your dentist for evaluation and treatment if needed. ...Read more