Very hard to diagnose without picture and x-ray..need consult once basic data available
Gum disease is characterized by swollen, red, and puffy gums. The gums may bleed when brushing and often from flossing infrequently. The cause is usually from a build-up of plaque on the teeth that hardens over time and attracts bacteria that attacks the gums. The best way to get rid of it is to have your teeth professionally cleaned and then brushing and flossing at least twice a day after the cleaning. The white spots may be a sign of gum disease if they are accompanied by the red swollen gums. The white spots may be normal if they are on pink healthy gum tissue. It is impossible to know for sure without an examination from your dentist. Bottom line, if your gums hurt and bleed whenever you decide to floss, you probably have gingivitis. The first and only reversible stage of gum disease. Get your teeth cleaned as soon as possible if it has been over 6 months.
Signs of early gum disease include:
-Bleeding on brushing
-Foul smell from the mouth
-Swelling of the gums
-Gums tender on touching with finger
-Sensitivity of the gums to hot and cold
-Redness of the gums
-Visible deposits of tartar and calculus around the teeth
-Bleeding on flossing
-Discoloration of the gums
As you said you see white spots on the gum, you should see a dentist to make the right diagnosis.
I hope this helps!!
Dr. Jatinder Sharma, DDS
The earliest sign of gum disease is usually bleeding from your gums. Having white spots on the gums could be a viral/bacterial infection. Recommendation will be to visit a dentist to rule out any infections.