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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
There are many different bacteria, fungus, and virus in the mouth as part of the normal flora, natural balanced. Staphylococcus is just one. They may do no harm or they can become problematic in large numbers or influences.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
Not likely. Local bruises from a knock on side of head would not be uncommon. Slight pain normal. Unless you are experiencing more severe symptoms, you should monitor your head for changes.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
I would start with your physician. A referral to a dermatologist may be suggested.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
Oral thrush is a yeast infection which can present as a white patch. A leukoplakic or white lesion has many forms in color, shape, or texture. Hairy leukoplakia often occurs on the sides of tongue , like overgrown taste buds. It is common in positive HIV cases but so is thrust . Other viruses can display similar signs and symptoms .
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
Coating of tongue can be common. Color is usually dependent on foods or drink, medication or habits like smoking. We recommend that you brush or better scrape your tongue(tongue blades or scrapers are recommended). It may contain germs there are many living naturally in mouth. It can be a source of bad breath.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes: You should alway be concerned about HIV. However the mouth sores could be a traumatic ulceration from the dental treatment. You can have an outbreak from all the work done on your mouth (numbing, manipulation of lip and tissues, etc.) . Another concern is Herpes which you can pick up from oral sex.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
Orthodontist : Having a orthodontic consultation is a great start. The teeth can often be moved to close the spaces, align the teeth straighter, and improve bite. Your second option would be to place bonding (resin filling) or ceramic veneers on teeth to cover front of teeth and close spaces. Talk to your dentist.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
Lichen Planus : I would look into diagnosis of Lichen Planus. It is an autoimmune disorder that can affect any skin surface including cheek, tongue, and gums. Burning tongue condition is very common. Finding a trigger that sets off the disorder helps to control it. No cure but are various therapies. See dentist or dermatologist.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
Not serious : The cut and the bleeding gums will show blood in mouth and saliva. You can rinse your mouth with some mouthwash or warm salt water( tablespoon of salt in 1/2 cup of hot water, rinse for 30 sec and spit) to clean cut. You need to brush your teeth twice daily for over a minute getting the tooth and gums next to braces. They may bleed at first but will stop and be healthy.
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