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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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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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What is the small white spot on my gums? Not painful. Very small. Has a yellowish color to it. 26 yo make. Could it be cancer? It isn’t a canker sore.

What is the small white spot on my gums? Not painful. Very small. Has a yellowish color to it. 26 yo make. Could it be cancer? It isn’t a canker sore.

White spot: There are scores of white spot lesions, most perfectly benign, but some problematic. Cannot answer your question without an examination and possible biopsy. See your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for an informed diagnosis. ...Read more

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My soft palate is itchy, came after i ate lots of chewing gums. and now its got red/yellow spots. exacerbated by sweet stuff. came 6-7 months ago help?

My soft palate is itchy, came after i ate lots of chewing gums. and now its got red/yellow spots. exacerbated by sweet stuff. came 6-7 months ago help?

See a Pro: May be Thrush, allergy, lichen plants, neoplasm, etc. Red and r white lesions should always be evaluated immediately. Please call your Dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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I have swollen gums swollen lips & yellow spots red outline on lips what can this be?

I have swollen gums swollen lips & yellow spots red outline on lips what can this be?

Dental visit: Too hard to guess without a visual visit to determine condition and appropriate treatment. ...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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Two small white spots on gums. What could they be?

Two small white spots on gums. What could they be?

Salivary glands: If they are yellowish whitish like small grains of sand, could be fordyce granules, salivary glands. ...Read more

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I have small white spots on mybottom gum below teeth. Should I be concerned. I am 21?

I have small white spots on mybottom gum below teeth. Should I be concerned. I am 21?

Canker sores: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (the cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. ...Read more

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I have small red spots near my tooth at the back of my gum and it is hard to eat on that side and it is very painful when I brush it.

I have small red spots near my tooth at the back of my gum and it is hard to eat on that side and it is very painful when I brush it.

Small red dots: Sorry but that could one of a hundred things. There is way too little information to even make a stab at a correct diagnosis. Please see your local dentists for help. ...Read more

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Upper molar extracted 5 days ago. Some of the roots broke off but were removed.Today l noticed small spots on gum near extration site and a bit sore?

Upper molar extracted 5 days ago. Some of the roots broke off but were removed.Today l noticed small spots on gum near extration site and a bit sore?

Tooth: Make sure it is not getting infected. Take pain relief, oral antibiotics and rinse your mouth with salt water , at least, after every time you eat. U don't want food stuck at the site. If getting worse with swelling get back to your dentist sooner than later . ...Read more

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I have painless bumps on the back of my tongue and bald spots that burns with red bumps in it on my head. Pl us a small painful bump on my gum.

I have painless bumps on the back of my tongue and bald spots that burns with red bumps in it on my head. Pl us a small painful bump on my gum.

See your Dentist: Some of what you are describing may be normal anatomy, some may be lesions. Not being able to see and examine you, palmate the lesions, review your medical history and meds, etc. we cannot in this forum make a diagnosis. Please see your Dentist or an Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologist to begin the differential diagnostic process. ...Read more

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How is called white small spot on inside my gums that just appeared and it is very sensitive to touch?

How is called white small spot on inside my gums that just appeared and it is very sensitive to touch?

White spot: May be aphthous ulcer, burn, scratch, or hundreds of other possibilities. You can wait about 10 days and see if it heals, or call your Dentist for an examination, differential diagnosis, and treatment or observation. ...Read more

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I have a small white spot on my gum. It has been there for a long time now. The spot doesn't hurt me. I'm just curious about it?

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Leukoplakia: Is a white or gray patch that develops anywhere on the inside of the mouth. It is caused by excess cell growth of the lining of the mouth. It typically is not sensitive or painful. Leukoplakia generally is harmless, but there is a risk that it can become cancerous. To be certain that a spot is not a threat see your dentist. ...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?

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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