White spot on lower gum - Doctor answers

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I have tiny red spots on the back of the roof of my mouth and a white spot on my lower gums, which feels sore in that area. What could this be?

I have tiny red spots on the back of the roof of my mouth and a white spot on my lower gums, which feels sore in that area. What could this be?

Sore Gum: red spots as well as white spots on the lining of the mouth and gums can be caused by viruses. Best to have your PCP check and make sure. Medication may help. ...Read more

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Small black spot on lower gum where wisdom tooth is to grow. What does this mean?

Small black spot on lower gum where wisdom tooth is to grow. What does this mean?

Ask a Dentitst: You should go see your dentist to see what it may be, if you have had a silver/amalgam filling in the tooth in front of that area it could be a simple amalgam tatoo but your dentist can help you rule things out. ...Read more

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I have a small white dot on my lower gums. I noticed my gum hurt a couple days ago but the white spot just showed up today. What is it?

I have a small white dot on my lower gums. I noticed my gum hurt a couple days ago but the white spot just showed up today. What is it?

White spot: It sounds like either a tooth or gum abcess. It might also be a canker sore. Only a clinical exam with x-rays can make an accurate diagnosis.
Make an appointment to see your dentist. ...Read more

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I have this "cyst like" thing that pops up on my lower right gums every night but disappears in the morning. Same spot. What is this? Uncomfortable..

I have this "cyst like" thing that pops up on my lower right gums every night but disappears in the morning. Same spot. What is this? Uncomfortable..

Could be: Could be mucocele, caused by partially blocked salivary gland duct, or a draining abscess! An infection. Othor possibilities but these are the most probable. Please we your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for examination, differential diagnosis, and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have had a black spot on my lower gum for about 6 months now where my wisdom tooth used to be. My my wisdom tooth was pulled 9 years ago..

I have had a black spot on my lower gum for about 6 months now where my wisdom tooth used to be. My my wisdom tooth was pulled 9 years ago..

Black spot?: Over the internet, sight unseen we could give you a long list of possibilities and they would be nothing more than a list of possibilities. See a local dentist and find out for sure what it is. ...Read more

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I am concerned about a red spot on my lower gum. Would like to know if this may be a sign of oral cancer.?

I am concerned about a red spot on my lower gum. Would like to know if this may be a sign of oral cancer.?

Risk: At your age unless you are a heavy smoker or abuse alcohol, cancer risk is low. To be absolutely sure, and for peace of mind, see your Dentist, especially if it doesn't disappear in about 10 days. ...Read more

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Does this white spot on my gum mean I have gingivitis? I have a whitish spot or splotch on the lower left side of my gum that's been there for a couple weeks now. Cleaning doesn't seem to make any difference. Is this a sign of gum disease? .

Does this white spot on my gum mean I have gingivitis? I have a whitish spot or splotch on the lower left side of my gum that's been there for a couple weeks now. Cleaning doesn't seem to make any difference. Is this a sign of gum disease? .

GET IT CHECKED: From what you are describing I think you have an oral lesion that is localized and should be checked by a dentist. To be safe ask to have it biopsied and have a microscopic evaluation to rule out oral cancer. ...Read more

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I have a small white spot on my gum line below one of my front lower teeth.

I have a small white spot on my gum line below one of my front lower teeth.

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 more

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Had my lower last tooth removed 4 days ago cuz of decay probably have gum disease the spot now is black and yellowish and so is the cheeck next to it?

Had my lower last tooth removed 4 days ago cuz of decay probably have gum disease the spot now is black and yellowish and so is the cheeck next to it?

Bruise likely: Most surgery involves bleeding and the more blood into the tissues the more it will discolor the tissue until removed by the body's normal functioning repair mechanism. If you are patient the tissue will usually return to normal color in a few more days. ...Read more

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Dds 2.5hours away many tender spots on lower gums after full mouth extractions march 19 red with white spot in center left msg with dds possibilities?

Dds 2.5hours away many tender spots on lower gums after full mouth extractions march 19 red with white spot in center left msg with dds possibilities?

May be normal: It may be perfectly normal and still in the process of healing. Are you wearing any dentures that might be irritating the gums? This is just my best guess and would actually have to be seen in person by a dentist. Aren't there any closer dentists near you to see if necessary? ...Read more

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I have had a sore spot on my gum right under my lower front teeth. I thought I injured it when brushing my teeth in a hurry. I it has not gone away and its been a week so I looked and I have a small oblong open lesion on my gum that is painful. I also

I have had a sore spot on my gum right under my lower front teeth. I thought I injured it when brushing my teeth in a hurry. I it has not gone away and its been a week so I looked and I have a small oblong open lesion on my gum that is painful. I also

Is: Is this the only lesion, or do you have any others? It could be an aphthous ulcer, which may have formed from the toothbrush trauma. They usually last a week to ten days.

A differential diagnosis of a lesion, over the internet, sight unseen, is not prudent. Your best bet is to go to your dentist or an oral surgeon to have them take a look to be absolutely sure. ...Read more

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Bluish grey spots on lower gums w no dental work painless?

Bluish grey spots on lower gums w no dental work painless?

Differential...: Could be a number of things. Ethnic pigmentation depending on your racial background, a blue nevus (special kind of mole essentially), an amalgam tattoo (small piece of amalgam filling material that stains the surrounding tissue over time), varicosity (large blood vessel...Think vericose veins in your legs...Unlikely though). Get a dentist to look at it, but don't lose any sleep over it. ...Read more

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There is white lump on my gum since 8 or 9 months alongwith black spots on my lower lips what is it? Can you please tell me

There is white lump on my gum since 8 or 9 months alongwith black spots on my lower lips what is it? Can you please tell me

No: Cannot tell you without an examination. Lots of things cause white spots and/or dark discoloration, some innocuous, some life threatening. Important that you see a Dentist or an Oral Surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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I just noticed black spots along the front of My lower gum line, as well as some erosion. I've been dipping for close to 20 years now. Tooth loss?

I just noticed black spots along the front of My lower gum line, as well as some erosion. I've been dipping for close to 20 years now. Tooth loss?

Get it checked out: Given your prolonged history of dipping and new onset lesions along the gum line, it would be important to have your mouth examined by a physician in order to determine if further workup and/or biopsy is required. ...Read more

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Could leukoplakia cause sore spots on the gums on my lower jaw?

Could leukoplakia cause sore spots on the gums on my lower jaw?

Yes: Leukoplakia can be accompanied by ulcers or other more serious problems such as oral cancer. Best to have this evaluated in person. ...Read more

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Full mouth extractions march 19...Few tender spots on lower gum one has bone splinter starting to work it's way out...Ok to use oragel or similar?

Full mouth extractions march 19...Few tender spots on lower gum one has bone splinter starting to work it's way out...Ok to use oragel or similar?

Call your surgeon: The "splinter" may not be that at all... It might be the edge of the socket. If so, it will need to be smoothed down. If it is a bone spicule, your dentist can easily tease it out painlessly and quickly, allowing your gums to heal that much faster. Give the office a call. ...Read more

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After I brushed my teeth I noticed some red spots around my canine on my upper and lower gums. What can it be? It doesn't hurt & it's not swollen.

After I brushed my teeth I noticed some red spots around my canine on my upper and lower gums. What can it be? It doesn't hurt & it's not swollen.

See your dentist: See your dentist and let them evaluate the problem. It could be periodontal disease which many times is "silent" and the patient is unaware of the problem. The dentist should be able to diagnose it. ...Read more

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Do the gray spots on my gums mean I have actue necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis? I'm a smoker, and lately I've noticed some gray spots or residue on my lower gum. I've seen some pretty scary pictures of actue necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, and am won

SNUG: Snug is characterized by a very foul odor that comes out of the mouth. It can be picked up from several feet away.
Nevertheless, since you are a smoker, and have placed yourself in a risk category, a with a periodontist is highly recommended.
www. Perio. Org will have a link to a periodontist near you.
Best of luck,
dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read more

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Bleeding Gums after brushing, White Wrinkled Lines in inner/lower cheek, Peeling skin in mouth, Rough Spots?

Bleeding Gums after brushing, White Wrinkled Lines in inner/lower cheek, Peeling skin in mouth, Rough Spots?

Check it out: Different possibilities-candidiasis, viral, systemic issues? See your doc for accurate diagnosis, ...Read more

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