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I have very red sore gums (on the upper gum not next to teeth) and along the back side of my tongue and back roof of my mouth looks red patchy spots.

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Can't see

Can't see your problem without doing direct examination.
Generally, any bleeding, swelling, or as in your case pain, should be immediately investigated. Please call your Dentist for an appointment. Additionally, if you smoke, quit. If you're a heavy drinker, quit. Both can damage oral tissues.

In brief: Can't see

Can't see your problem without doing direct examination.
Generally, any bleeding, swelling, or as in your case pain, should be immediately investigated. Please call your Dentist for an appointment. Additionally, if you smoke, quit. If you're a heavy drinker, quit. Both can damage oral tissues.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Oral surgeon

See oral surgeon for exam/recommendations.

In brief: Oral surgeon

See oral surgeon for exam/recommendations.
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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: If persists> See Dr

Red sore gums is called Gingivitis.
Most common cause is a reaction to plaque buildup and periodontal infection. Red patchy areas on the tongue and oral mucosa are called Stomatitis, of which there are a number of causes. These include, among others, contact stomatitis due to allergic or irritant reaction to oral hygiene products, chewing gum, nicotine, or other substances.

In brief: If persists> See Dr

Red sore gums is called Gingivitis.
Most common cause is a reaction to plaque buildup and periodontal infection. Red patchy areas on the tongue and oral mucosa are called Stomatitis, of which there are a number of causes. These include, among others, contact stomatitis due to allergic or irritant reaction to oral hygiene products, chewing gum, nicotine, or other substances.
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