White patches on the gums can be a sign of more serious issues like leukoplakia. If you have white patches, visit the dentist for tests, diagnosis and treatment. Here’s more.
– Canker sores, tobacco leukoplakia, oral lichen autoimmune condition, oral thrush (Candida infection), and oral cancer all appear as white patches.
– Accompanying symptoms include bleeding, sensitivity, open sores, swelling, cotton-like sensation, cracking, redness and metallic tastes.
– A blood test, biopsy and study of medical history will help in diagnosis.
Please clean your teeth twice daily and visit the dentist for check-up.
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