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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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. Ther...  Read Full »


Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Why am I having white spots on gums?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a small white dot on my gums. It looks like a whitehead. I noticed it a couple of days ago. It is painless. It is just above my left canine. I do not know what it is. It is towards the top of the gum. I have attached the photo. Can you suggest what it could be? I am scared of the de...  Read Full »


Dr. Paras Angrish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like a minor aphthous ulcer, which gives no pain and subsides by itself. Please check if there is any pus discharge, pain in the tooth and any other area of the mouth also has this kind of spots. Aphthous ulcer often causes minimal symptoms or problems. Oral u...  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. Mohit Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Kaushik Arya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Disha Kandi Yermal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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