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Small white circles on inside gums near teeth. Herpes?

Small white circles on inside gums near teeth. Herpes?

Need exam: Could be herpetic lesions, forscythe granules, blocked minor salivary gland, fistula from abscessed tooth, or so many other things. Please schedule appointment with your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Going orthodontic treatment noticed white spots on upper gums,spot are offwhite in colour?

Going orthodontic treatment noticed white spots on upper gums,spot are offwhite in colour?

See an orthodontist: There are a few of potential causes for white spots on your gums, and usually it is a normal color variation. However, evaluation by an oral health professional orthodontist or dentist is needed to determine if spots are a cause for concern. Good luck with your braces. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Help! there's white stained teeth after braces?

Help! there's white stained teeth after braces?

Decalcification: What you describe is decalcification caused by plaque and the acids produced from the breakdown of food around your braces. See a dentist to determine your restorative options. For small to medium areas, tooth colored bonded fillings are one option. ...Read more

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White hard palate yellow soft palate white, red nobs on palate and further in, swallowed back of the tounge white patches jaw to ear pain no pain swal?

White hard palate
yellow soft palate
white, red nobs on palate and further in, swallowed back of the tounge
white patches
jaw to ear pain
no pain swal?

Maybe thrush(fungus): The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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Random white stains on teeth in back. Why?

Random white stains on teeth in back. Why?

White spots: White spots can be areas of demineralization, which is the beginning of dental caries or if they have been there your whole life they can be hypocalcification, which is developmental. ...Read more

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Nails/hair are brittle too. Gums thinned &rims have lightened/few upper teeth have white spots& teeth turning a faint tan color. No cavities/perio?

Nails/hair are brittle too. Gums thinned  &rims have lightened/few upper teeth have white spots& teeth turning a faint tan color. No cavities/perio?

Systemic disease: It sounds like you may have something that may be more than a tooth problem. I would suggest seeing a physician and possibly a dentist who specializes in oral medicine for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes itching eyes and discoloration of the white area from bright white to yellowish white?

What causes itching eyes and discoloration of the white area from bright white to yellowish white?

Shouldn't be yellow: Your eyes shouldn't be yellow. This is concerning b/c it's a sign of jaundice, which could indicate liver problems (among other things). I'd check this out with your doc soon - especially if you're having other symptoms like fatigue, nausea, or any abdominal pain. ...Read more

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White patch on gums that wiped off. Small white dots on gums that won't wipe off and white and yellow spots on tonsils! what could be the problem?

White patch on gums that wiped off. Small white dots on gums that won't wipe off and white and yellow spots on tonsils! what could be the problem?

Needs to be seen: These types of situations require a personal one on one clinical evaluation and cannot be diagnosed over the internet, sight unseen. Will merely listing some possibilities actual benefit you? See your dentist to start who may refer you to a physician if necessary. ...Read more

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Can white composite fillings cause jaw/face pain?

Can white composite fillings cause jaw/face pain?

Yes adj ASAP!!: A thick "high" filling of immediately light cured "white" composite restoration can create serious jaw and TMJ discomfort. In the least it can be annoying or create tooth sensitivity at the most it can cause TMJ issues and/or fracture the filled tooth and it's opposing tooth. While ones bite seems to adapt, it doesn't! a slight bite adjustment now can prevent significant pain latter. ...Read more

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Red itchy spots at the roots pubic hair is from sex?

Red itchy spots at the roots pubic hair is from sex?

Doubt it: Check for pubic lice . Could also be from excessive fore play. ...Read more

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What causes white spots on teeth?

What causes white spots on teeth?

White spots on teeth: White spots on teeth are usually areas of the enamel that are hypo-calcification, or less calcified then the surrounding tooth structure. This may have happened when the tooth was forming or on the external enamel surface. External hypo-calcification from retention plaque bacteria around the gums, or even from improperly cleaning orthodontic brackets. It can be fixed with composite fillings. ...Read more

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Hard pimple under the skin with long thick white roots! What could it be? Held with hait like roots?

Hard pimple under the skin with long thick white roots! What could it be? Held with hait like roots?

Blackhead: It's probably a blackhead (comedo) that had skin grow over it. Not a big deal. Sometimes blackheads get really big and dramatic. Exfoliate to keep this from happening. ...Read more