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Do the gray spots on my gums mean I have actue necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis? I'm a smoker, and lately i've noticed some gray spots or residue on my lower gum. I've seen some pretty scary pictures of actue necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, and am won

Do the gray spots on my gums mean I have actue necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis? I'm a smoker, and lately i've noticed some gray spots or residue on my lower gum. I've seen some pretty scary pictures of actue necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, and am won

SNUG : Snug is characterized by a very foul odor that comes out of the mouth. It can be picked up from several feet away. Nevertheless, since you are a smoker, and have placed yourself in a risk category, a with a periodontist is highly recommended. www.perio.org will have a link to a periodontist near you. Best of luck, dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read more

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Dr. John Francis
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Gingivitis (Definition)

Bacteria in the mouth living in a thin film is called plaque. Plaque that is not removed through brushing can harden and form “tartar”, a hard mineral shell, that brushing can’t remove. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar. When plaque builds on the tartar surface, it irritates and erodes healthy gum tissue. This early stage of gum ...Read more


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How long does it take amoxicilin to get rid of acute necrotic ulcerative gingivitis?

How long does it take amoxicilin to get rid of acute necrotic ulcerative gingivitis?

Need other treatment: Amoxicillin alone won't get rid of acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. You also need to have some professional cleanings to get rid to the bacterial toxins that are irritating your gingiva. You also need to increase your brushing and flossing habits, and possibly incorporate a waterpik in your daily regimen. ...Read more

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Best cure for acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivities?

Best cure for acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivities?

Proper Oral Hygiene: You definitely need to see a dentist. Depending on the severity you may need an extensive type of cleaning and debridement of your gums. That must be followed up with proper brushing and flossing to achieve proper oral health. ...Read more

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Does HIV cause acute necrotizing gingivitis very often?

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HIV and ANUP: Hiv patient has low immunity and thus unable to combat the local microbial activity with low host reaction. As the result, bone loss and necrotizing of the tissue seen in the chronic situation of infection. Acute necrotizing uncerative periodontitis is seen more in HIV since chronic infection will lead straight to attachment loss (periodontitis) with minimal gum inflammation (gingivitis). ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin get rid of acute necrotizing gingivitis and what causes this infection?

Does amoxicillin get rid of acute necrotizing gingivitis and what causes this infection?

See a dentist ASAP: If acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis is left untreated, it can cause more severe oral and health complications. in case of ANUG, amoxicillin and more aggressive methods (gum surgery) may need to be necessary. ...Read more

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Dentist did laser/deep cleaning on teeth/gums. I have gum disease. Bacteria test is positive. Have stomach ulcers. Can i take align with metronizadole?

Not necessary: Align is a probiotic supplement for your digestive health. Antibiotic may kill the good bacteria and disrupt the balance of its activities. When using lanap or laser therapy, most of the time the antibiotic is an adjunctive procedure and not required. Discuss with your periodontist about not using antibiotics. Strict follow up, occlusal adjustment, and recall is what brings success to your tx. ...Read more

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How early can you get gingivitis? 40's? 50's?

IF you have teeth: Young children to elderly can get gingivitis any time oral hygiene is inadequate. It is simply inflamation in the gums. If you mean periodontitis then it usually comes later but it is preventable with good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist, see your dentist. ...Read more

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How does gingivitis go away?

With cleaning: Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums, which is usually due to bacteria-containing plaque and tartar at the gum line. Daily brushing & flossing prevents plaque formation. Your dentist will need to physically remove the plaque and tartar. In the absence of bacteria and plaque, the body is able to heal the inflammation. Gingivitis can also be caused by other factors, please consult your dentist. ...Read more

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How do people get gingivitis?

Not brushing: If you do not brush and floss you get build up of plaque and calculus on you teeth this cause you gingiva to become inflamed. This is gingivitis, if untreated it become periodontitis that's when it progresses from the gingiva and effects the supporting bone around the teeth. Your teeth become loose and you can lose them. Do oral hygiene and visiting you dentist every six months is important. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...Read more