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Have small white lesions on lower front gum. How to remove this?

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I have small white pollips on my lower front gums?
Posted Sun, 12 May 2013 in Dental Health
Answered by Dr. Qazi Ammara 4 hours later

Thanks for your query.

The lesions which you are describing appears to be one of the following;

-Gingivitis followed by periodontitis- the inflammation of the part of the gum due to
various reasons like poor oral hygiene, plague and calculus deposition, carious
tooth draining its abscess in the surrounding tissues, any trauma to the gums
infection to gums, periodontal cysts.

i) Most of these may be managed by the course of antibiotics and analgesic,
removing of the causative agent like plague and calculus by full mouth scaling
and polishing, followed by antiseptic mouthwash rinses.
ii) If you are having a decayed tooth it can be treated with root canal treatment,
and if it is not correctable or too much decayed, Dentist may extract the tooth.

-Another possibility can be due to infections, viral infections like oral herpes.

i) I would suggest you to quit habit of smoking if present.
ii) Deficiencies can be treated by taking multivitamin tablets.

-Stress and hormonal changes can also lead to such changes, apart from this the
lesion can also be a cold sore or a canker sore.

Therefore there are so many possibilities that causes lesions you have. A direct examination by a qualified doctor is necessary to narrow down the possibilities. I would suggest you to consult an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and get examination done, if necessary get the x-ray done.

I hope this answers your query,please accept the answers if no further queries.

Take care!
Dr Qazi Ammara.
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