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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
White spot appeared in a day.
I am almost 17, and have only had one cavity in my life, and yesterday I found a white little spot on my upper gum, surrounded by a section of sore gums. It is not directly above my tooth. I just had my teeth cleaned last week, and the girl told me I had too much tartar for my age. She said I would be at a high risk for gingivitis.
The red spot on my gum today is a little bigger, and has a little pinprick sized dot in the center of it. I brush my teeth everyday. So today, I brushed that spot hard, and it kind of bled, and I thought it was gone, but it it still there. It only hurts when I brush it hard or try to pop it. I am really scared because I don`t want mouth cancer... Please help.
It may be a leftover calculus piece or remnants of a deciduous tooth pocking through your gums. Please see your dentist if it is still there.
Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University