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White patches on gums
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White patches on gums

My dentist told me I have white patches on my gums, and I need to go to the hospital. I honestly can't see them myself. I don't seem to have any other symptoms but I am really worried about reading what it can be. I don't have the patches anywhere else. can anyone give me any indication what it might be.
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A white patch can be anything from a callous (sort of like a rub or friction caused) or it can be potentially the start of cancer.  I would recommend following up at the hospital since your dentist is concerned.
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It might be Candida Albicans which is fungus on the gums or it could be  leukoplakia (if your a smoker).
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yes, i agree with you,your suggestion is really very good.
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