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White Line On Gum Above The Tooth
Little brown patch/chip near gum line on the front of a bottom tooth 2 over from the front teeth. Sound familiar?
Depends: A white spot could be a gumboil, or parulis, which is the drainage area for an abscess. But there are several other reasons for white spots that are unrelated to an abscess. If you have a painful adjacent tooth, or foul tasting drainage from the area then the chance of an abscess is higher. An evaluation by your dentist is the only way to find out the etiology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes a painless bump on the upper outside gum near the left canine and the lower gum near the molar teeth?
I have swelling on my gum line right above the tooth behind my canine tooth on the right side upper mouth, and there are 3 bumps on the gums. Bad?
Periodontist used alloderm across my bottom teeth along the cheek line for recession. Isn't it done on the tongue side, as well? This was not done.
Second guessing: You're second guessing your periodontist, someone who is trying to treat your perio condition, and you're asking this panel to assess the quality of your care. The problem is we have no clue of the exact morphology of your defect or exactly what your periodontist has determined is the best strategy to save your teeth. The best person to answer your questions and concerns is your periodontist. ...Read more
Decay or bacteria: Without seeing the black line, it is possible that you could be seeing decay or bacteria at the gumline. If the tooth has a crown on it, it is possible that you are seeing the metal edge of the crown. Have a dentist check your concern to rule out decay. The wisdom teeth are the hardest to keep clean and are often found to have decay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello I have a bump that is in a line along my gum just above the teeth on the right side of my mouth. The gums above the line are sunken in. ?
My gum looks infected and there's little blood stops on one of the pieces of gum underneath the tooth?
My tooth hurts when biting down. Also pain when pressing on the gum line around the same tooth. Recently had wisdom tooth removed on the same side.
I have a small white pimple near the bottom of my gum on my lower teeth. only one. and near the top of the gum by the tooth theres a small little hole?
I had a zirconia crown put on a front tooth and gum line around crown looks very dark, and gum looks purple compared to surrounding gum. Why is that?
Tooth 30 horizontal ricegrain size chip at inside gum line, I have calculus line along that tooth, the chip is not a hole its solid on inside. How to fi?
My left top canine tooth has a tiny swollen spot 1/8 in above the outer gum line that is sensitive, as if there is something behind my gum... Ideas?
Parulis (Gum Boil): This could be a parulis, or gum boil. It is the result of a deeper irritation or infection working and draining its way out. You should have the area examined by a dentist to see if the tooth is "going bad" or maybe some food became imbedded. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gum receded from where the tooth meets the gum all the way up and there is what looks like lots of hard plaque around the receded gum. Is it cancer?
Calculus: The dental term for tarter is calculus. Has done physical damage to your gums/bone. Sounds like you're years overdue for a dental check-up and professional cleaning. Dentist will do an Oral Cancer examination, but what you are describing is not cancer. Please call for appointment. Calculus can cause tooth loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends cuz White spots can be many things but most common issues with lower front teeth = repeated tissue trauma, plaque & normal bone deposited or blanching of the tissue due to muscle attachment. Now worries though & if you are still concerned I would have a local dentist veal the area ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dark spot on gums under tooth where chewing tobacco is usually put? What could it be? The tooth does have some gum recession
See the dentist: Hard to say, chewing tobacco has been shown to cause cancer of the mouth. You definitely need to get this taken care of ASAP and see an oral surgeon for a possible biopsy. This could turn out to be just a simple thickening of the tissue or an irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello there, i seem to jave a receeding gumline and on one of the teeth on my lower jaw (the most receeded) has a bit of white on the gums?
Several possibilitie: There are several causes for receding gumline. One of the causes is that this may be related to gum disease. Other common causes can be from brushing the gums to hard, smokeless tobacco use, pulling from a fiber to attaches to the lips (frenum) or from teeth that are out of position. The white color that you see could be a sign of irritation. You should plan to see a dentist to determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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