White spots on your gums could be signs of various conditions. It is advisable to see your dentist for a diagnosis to get the correct treatment.
A few causes of white spots:
– Canker sores (ulcers) are painful but harmless sores caused by stress or dietary deficiencies.
– Raised sores could be oral thrush, common in babies or as a side effect from taking antibiotics.
– If the spots are oral lichen planus or leukoplakia, it is important to get them treated as they may be a precursor to cancer.
“Early detection can prevent the problem from progressing and may reduce the risk of complications.”
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Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)
BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England
Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.
Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.
Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.
He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.