Dentistry/Red spot


About 7 months I had a canker sore on my gum which eventually went away but I still have a red spot where the sore was along time ago. Is this normal ? I have showed it to my dentist who couldn't even see what I was talking about. Is this redness just normal gingival tissue? It's not like this on the other side. Should I be concerned?

It's on the right side three teeth over from the middle the incisor tooth. There is a red spot with a white spot below it.

Kim - I, of course, cannot be completely sure without examining you, but the white with the red spot above is most likely a residual scaring from the sore you previously had.  Again, I cannot be sure, but that is what it appears to be.

Relax these discolorations are faint, and not abnormal.


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Joel S. Teig, DMD, Diplomate ABOMS, retired


I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and I am available to answer questions related to tooth extractions, implant insertion, facial recontruction, facial and oral tumor removal, TMJ dysfunction and various successful treatments, including surgery if all else fails, and occlusal discrepancy requiring orthognathic or jaw surgery.


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