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White Spots On Gums Around Teeth
Gum problems: There any number of causes for your symptoms. If you have a regular dentist, I would see him as soon as you can. He may employ the help of a periodontist for final diagnosis depending on what he finds. In my opinion without seeing for myself, it sounds like a fairly uncommon condition called anug- acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. See your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
My gum is slightly brown above my teeth and has some white spots which are consisted of very small white dots themselves, what are these?
PIGMENTATION: This could be your natural gum pigmentation color unless you are taking some type of medcation. ...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 more
After brushing my teeth I noticed several white spots with a red outer rim on my gums, they hurt a little. The one closer to the tooth is bigger?
Too many things.....: Depending on how long these have been present, there are too many possibilities of what this might represent - you should have this condition examined and properly diagnosed before taking any chances on what someone might suggest it is. Categories this could fall into include viral, inflammatory, bacterial, etc - not worth guessing - get an exam done at your dentist (get one if you don't have now ...Read more
I brushed my teeth with baking soda n peroxide and I ended up with white spots on my gums now im concerned I might have been poisoned by peroxide??
I brushed my teeth with peroxide and baking soda...when I was done there was white spots on my gums. It's a day later and my gums are bleeding little?
Peroxide is Strong!: The peroxide probably bleached the pigment and then burned your gums. When we use peroxide in the mouth, we custom make trays to hold the material on the teeth, but away from the gums. I feel that hydrogen peroxide should be dilute 50/50 when used as a rinse. Do yourself a favor and buy toothpaste that has these ingredients in the paste. Baking soda is too abrasive to be used directly. ...Read more
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 more
So I grind my teeth at night and have my wisdom teeth comin in. I've realized white spots on my gums they aren't sore, im just worried. What are they?
There is no way to diagnose this without a visual examination and additional information.
Call your dentist for an examination. ...Read more
Needing expert help. I have swollen red gums with tiny white spots below my teeth. Is it oral cancer?
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
There are some small dot like white spots on my gum after 3 days of my tooth being extracted. It feels bit irritated but not painful and is just a lit?
Dots: If you think you are healing anything other than normally, call your Surgeon for a post-treatment reevaluation. ...Read more
Infection: Probability is that you have infection of tooth/teeth, gums, or both. Can't diagnose or treat this over the computer. This is not a DIY problem. Do what you would do if you had a severe infection anywhere else in your body, seek immediate professional help. Call your Dentist for an emergency appointment. Don't put it off. ...Read more
What are the beging signs of thrush in the mouth ihave white spots on gums and very itchy thoart and dry tounge?
Tissue damage: Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful oxidizer. The bubbling that you see is form the breakdown into oxygen and water. This can kill bacteria in your mouth but it can also kill normal cells. The white spots that you see in your mouth is tissue damage. Do not rinse with full strength hydrogen peroxide. It can hurt more than it helps. There are better ways to lighten teeth. See a dentist. ...Read more
Hi. I have tiny white spots covering the whole entire inside of my mouth including the insides of my cheek and my gums. Some also on outline of tonsil?
Color: White or yellowish. If yellowish may be benign Fordyce Granules. If what may be infection. As tis is not a forum for diagnosis, please see you Dentist for an evaluation and a decision as to whether treatment is necessary. ...Read more