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Is it possible to be transmitting gum disease to vagina?

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 56 years experience
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.
Dr. Joel Doyon
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
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.
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 9 years experience
Not possible but: It transmit oral bacteria from infected gums to vagina, that might lead to other infections but oral bacteria lives only in oral cavity.

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