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White Lines On Gums
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
What are the white spots on my teeth and white lines above my gums and how long dose it take for a extraction to close up?
Start of decay: Direct examination is required for accuracy. White lines are possibly decalcification or the start of the decay process. Another possibility is Fluoride staining. High Fluoride in water can cause white lines and spots even though the teeth are very resistant to decay. Extractions will generally be sealed within 2 weeks. The site may not fully smooth over for 6 months or longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can brushing your teeth with whitiinging toothpaste then other kinds of paste 3 times a day cause white spots and lines near the gum line?
May be: Too much of anything is not good. You may irritated your gum. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have some small white dots in left lower gum near back tooths. It hurts a bit if touch also it feels inflamated.
Vague: Is it the tooth, the gum tissue or both that hurt to touch? Also, is the tooth temperature sensitive or to biting down. It could be a gum infection, but hard to tell. I would see a dentist asap to make sure there is no infection or that nothing is lodged in the gum between the tooth and gingival tissue. ...Read more
Possible abscess: See your dentist and you have pain so you need relief. The white dots could just be glands, but with pain I would worry about an abscess anyway. An examination will quickly reveal what needs to be done ...Read more