White spots in my mouth?

White spots. May be from infection (most often fungal or viral), from allergic reaction, from chronic irritation , from neoplasm, from many other sources. Start with your Dentist who is trained to differentiate the cause of white spot lesions.

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I have white spots in my mouth what type of doctor I will have to visit?

Depends. White spots can be leukoplakia, fungal infection, pus or a response to an irritant. Do the spots come off? Where are they on the mouth? Do you smoke or chew tobacco? You can see a dentist or a primary care doc for starters. It may need a biopsy. Read more...
Family Doctor. You can visit your Family Doctor to start the evaluation for this concern. Read more...

I have white spots inside my mouth in both cheeks. They don't hurt or bother me. Could it be aids?

Oral lesions. Lesions of the oral cavity can be from numerous sources. Not all bad lesions have pain but if they persist they should be evaluated by your doctor. There are many simple benign white lesions also. A very common one is something called fordyce granules. These often raise concerns but are completely benign and need no treatment. Read more...
You need to be check. There are many white lesions(spots) that can be pre-cancerous. You need to have these checked out. There has been an increase in oral cancers in younger indivivduals caused by the human papilloma virus hpv that is transmitted by sexual means. Read more...
White spots. Sounds like a fungal infection called candida albicans. Easily treated by your md. Re aids/hiv please always protect yourself and others by using safe sex procedures especially if you think you may be infected. Best to get checked and practice safe sex. See your md asap. Read more...

I sometimes get white spots inside of my mouth. They are small irregular in shape with a small red ring. No other color or pattern have been noticed?

VisualDX. Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! Read more...

Do the white spots in my baby’s mouth mean he has thrush?

Its possible. Whiteness on a baby's tongue is likely to be due to milk or thrush. If you can wipe it off then it was likely milk residue. If you can't, it may be thrush and you may need a prescription for Nystatin (anti-fungal medicine) from your pediatrician. Read more...
If there are white spots in other places besides the surface of the tongue, such as back of the throat or in your baby's cheeks its possible s/he may have a different type of infection. If your baby is having trouble eating, seems uncomfortable or is running a fever see your pediatrician. Read more...
Maybe... ...Thrush typically comes on the inside of the cheek, edge (not top) of the tongue, and inside of the lips and gums. It also does not come off with gentle rubbing. If that's what you see, thrush is likely. Fortunately, it's usually easily treatable, and not dangerous except in children seriously ill to begin with. Read more...

Black spots, white spots, and lumps in my mouth. Not sure what it is. I've been smoking for roughly 4-5 years.?

Not sure either but. Go to dentist and if he is worried by them he will send you to an oral surgeon to remove them and do a biopsy. And stop smoking! It's terrible for your health! There are many stop smoking aids and programs. Read more...
Not sure. I'm not sure either. You have to be examined to be diagnosed and treatment planned. As you are a smoker in could be anything from pigmentation to benign lesions to oral cancer, usually squamous cell. Smoking places you at high risk, especially if you also consume alcohol. Important you be seen ASAP for examination. I would recommend that you see an Oral Surgeon. Go now. Read more...
Suspicious spots? Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the spots and lump in your mouth examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP). Any suspicious lump that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. In the meantime, quit smoking. Read more...

I have oral thrush/candida & was given clotrimozole troche 10mg 5x/day for 2 weeks today. White spots are all over my mouth, tongue, tonsils, lips & uvula. I can't stop wanting to gag. What can I do?

Probiotics. At organic vitamin shops you can find probiotics filled with the good bacteria which can balance the overgrowth of yeast throughout your body. A good one that comes to mind is threelac and eat a load of different yogurts too. Try to cut back on carbs for a bit and hopefully your body can balance everything out. Read more...
Oral thrush. If it's hard to tolerate troches, there are pills to treat oral thrush. The question is what is the cause. People who had taken antibiotics, babies, people with dentures, those that use steroid inhalers for asthma and people whose immune system is not functioning properly can get oral thrush. Please have the cause evaluated. If cause is ongoing, it's hard to get thrush under control. Read more...
See an ID doctor. If you are an adult, not diabetic or on antibiotics or steroids and have thrush you must be tested for HIV disease and have your immunity assessed. Thrush seldom occurs in normal adults, and particularly when it fails to respond to standard treatment it is an ominous sign. Read more...