A 34-year-old member asked:
is it possible to be transmitting gum disease to vagina?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Lawrence Kessler answered
55 years experience Periodontics
Very possibly: If you are referring to oral sex then yes many diseases can be transferred between mouth and vagina both tissues are called mucosa and can harbor infections at the same time if it's just in your own body please be careful when infection is present whether in a partner or just yourself.
Answered on Dec 14, 2013
Dr. Joel Doyon answered
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No: No, you can't transmit gum disease to the vagina, but you can be introducing oral bacteria to the vagina and setting up unusual infections. Gingiva is only found in the mouth and around teeth, not in the vagina.
Answered on Mar 28, 2014
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