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White Spots On Gums

White spots on gums can be due to several reasons, such as oral thrush, canker sores, anemia, lichen planus, or leukoplakia. These are usually harmless and fade over days or weeks. Management of white spots includes maintaining oral hygiene by brushing twice and flossing once daily, using alcohol-free mouth wash, avoiding smoking and alcohol. However, when the lesion persists even after weeks, it is better to consult a physician.

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I am a 20-year-old male. I have white lines or patches on my gums, both below and above the teeth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old male who does not smoke. Recently, I have noticed the presence of white lines or patches on my gums, both above and below my teeth. I am wondering if this is something I should be worried about. I am well aware that my dental health is not ideal, and I have a denta...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It is important to understand that not all oral lesions indicate cancer. White and red lesions are relatively common. Upon examination, I have noted a substantial buildup of calculus on your teeth, along with signs of gingi...  Read Full »

I have noticed a painless white spot on my lower gum and am concerned if it is a serious condition. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,I have noticed a painless white spot on my lower gum. I am worried that it is a serious inflammation. Kindly help.Thank you, doctor.  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have seen the picture (attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity) and it appears normal. Food, medicine, or even the surrounding temperature and environment can affect the pigmentation in the body. Some people notice th...  Read Full »

Why do my gums change its color from pink to dark with white spots after open bite surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a question about my gums. I had a jaw surgery for an open bite a few years ago and the gums were all pink and normal looking a few months ago. Now they have a lot of white on the upper gums with the area slightly above the gum line being the non-whitened and discolored part. I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The gums looked blanched or whitish due to lesser blood circulation and less inflammation than before. There is no need to worry as it occurs as the gums are completely healed and also could happen due to decreased blood pressure and complete healing of inflammation...  Read Full »

I have severe pain and swelling in the gums at the back of the mouth along with pain in the left tonsil. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,The gums on the back of the mouth turned white and puffy, and the left side of the tonsil also hurts. I am unable to eat because the gum pain is severe. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The infection appears to be extremely serious. Please tell me how many days ago your pain and swelling symptoms started? When did you start taking medicines? Have you seen the dentist recently for any procedures, or...  Read Full »

I have red, swollen gums with white spot on one side of it. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, My gums are red, swollen, and is hard on one side, and on the other side, a large white spot is seen. I have not checked my mouth in a long time. Now it hurts while chewing the food. I have prominent gums I assume are from teeth clenching. Can you help me with this?  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hope you are doing well. As per the pictures shared by you (attachment removed to protect patient's identity) and the details mentioned, a gingival abscess has most likely formed near the premolar tooth on the tongue side. From the picture, dental decay is not seen in t...  Read Full »

What are the causes of white spots around wisdom teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24-years-old. I noticed white spots and a line around my wisdom teeth approximately three to four months back, getting slightly bigger than before. My dentist advised me to get my right wisdom tooth removed, and I have had a cracked tooth on the same side for almost two years. The...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and can understand your concern. After analyzing the images you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's privacy), I suspect the whitish areas might be due to; 1) An impact of the amalgam (silver) filling in the particular ...  Read Full »

What could cause a white spot inside the mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old. My uvula is hanging very low and I have a white spot in my mouth.   Read Full »

Dr. Jain Mohit Neeraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As I understand you have two concerns: 1. The uvula hanging low is not uncommon, as the anatomy of individuals vary. However, you have not mentioned about any specific complaints which you may face with an abnormal uvula. Has the uvula always hanged low as you de...  Read Full »

What can cause white spot on the gum?

Query: Hello doctor, I just noticed a white spot on my gum, not anywhere near my teeth. I am scared of it.  Read Full »

Dr. Arya Kaushik Bharat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for sharing the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Based on the information you have provided, it looks like an ulcer. It is a common ailment found in most people. For a definitive diagnosis, I will need some more information. Since wh...  Read Full »

Will prediabetic stage result in white spot on gums?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with prediabetics (102) two months before. Now I noticed white spots on my upper gums. Are the spots related to diabetes or some serious problem? Please guide.  Read Full »

Dr. Kandi Disha Yermal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Before commenting anything about diabetes and its relationship with oral problems, I would like to see images of your gums having a white spot so that we can discuss appropriately.  Read Full »

What do lots of white spot in the palate indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I discovered a lot of white spots in the back of the palate and I am super afraid that this could be cancer. I do not know if it is possible to upload a picture. I am 29 years old, non-smoker but I do drink alcohol sometimes. I am currently on L-Thyrox 75 mg.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since how many days have you noticed these spots? Is there irritation while eating hot or spicy food? It might be just starting of a throat infection and definitely not cancer. Are you taking any medicines? Did you take any specific food items or very hot drinks, et...  Read Full »

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