It is wise to see your dentist if you have developed white spots on the gums or the mucous membranes. Although these are normally harmless, they could rarely be indicative of more serious conditions.
What steps will a dentist take to offer an accurate diagnosis?
– He or she will first perform a detailed examination of the teeth and gums.
– Your personal medical history will also be taken into account.
– Blood tests may be performed in order to come to a conclusion.
“Sometimes a doctor may take a small sample of tissue from oral lesions.”
If you notice white patches on your gums, see your dentist for a correct diagnosis and treatment.
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Anthony Bendkowski (GDC No. 57249)
Anthony Bendkowski or ‘Ben’ to his team, is a specialist in oral surgery in practice limited to implant reconstructive surgery in London and the South East of England. He qualified from University College Hospital Dental School, London in 1982 and subsequently gained extensive experience in both hospital and practice-based oral surgery.
He has over twenty five years of experience in both the surgical and restorative management of implant cases. He has a keen interest in all aspects of dental education and has lectured on and run bone augmentation and implant training courses, as well as lecturing on business skills for successful implant practice for a number of years. He is a Past President of the Association of Dental Implantology (UK) and an examiner for the Edinburgh Diploma in Implant Dentistry as well as for Membership in Oral Surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons, England.
Clinically Ben undertakes all aspects of implant treatment, including Teeth in a Day/All on 4 surgery, aesthetic anterior tooth replacement, and complex cases involving extensive bone reconstruction.
In his spare time he is a keen pilot and can regularly be seen flying his vintage WW II aircraft in airshows. Ben also enjoys playing guitar badly with a local band, ‘Leaky Tap’.