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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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Any ideas on what can cause swollen lymph nodes under jaw headache, and fatigue?

Any ideas on what can cause swollen lymph nodes under jaw headache, and fatigue?

Multiple causes: Infection- systemic viral or bacterial, oral gingivitis, parotiditis, sialadenitis Cancer- Lymphoma of any type, oral or pharyngeal cancers, rarely other cancers, some leukemias. If duration has been more than a week and /or symptoms are severe you should see your primary care physician and get checked soon. ...Read more

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Treating Gingivitis (Checklist)

See a dentist for evaluation and follow instructions
Once
Get additional cleanings if necessary
Once
Brush and floss more than once per day
Once
Consider an electric toothbrush
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Can gingivtis cause swollen lymph nodes on both sides?

Can gingivtis cause swollen lymph nodes on both sides?

Sure: Gingivitis is caused by bacteria, it's an infection. And the lymph nodes in the neck are scavengers for anything coming from your mouth. Too much bacteria, and they too get inflammed. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen lymph nodes in my groin?

What could cause swollen lymph nodes in my groin?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Treating Gingivitis (Checklist)

gargle
3x day
Floss
3x day
See a dentist and get a good cleaning
once
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Treating Gingivitis (Checklist)

Floss your teeth
daily
Brush you teeth
2x day
Dental visit
2x year
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gum disease is a condition in which bacteria that builds up on one's teeth sets up an inflammatory response that damages his gums. This inflammatory response is called gingivitis and is characterized by red, swollen, tender ...Read more

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Inflammation Of The Gums (Definition)

The word "periodontal" means "around the tooth." Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gum and tissues that surround and support the teeth. If left untreated, periodontal disease can ...Read more

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