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Can lichenoid mucositis lead to excessive tartar build up?

Yes: It can. The best person to call and ask about this is your dentist. They might have an idea how to slow progression without having to make a doctor's visit and pay a bill. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Mucositis (Definition)

A clinical diagnosis that refers to inflammation of mucosal surfaces. Can involve any such surface (gi tract, lungs, bladder, etc.). Instrumenting to confirm the diagnosis is discouraged due to bleeding and infection risks. We make this diagnosis based upon symptoms (pain, drooling, loose stool, etc) and signs (erythema/erosion of mucosal surfaces, etc) where we can ...Read more


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I have been diagnosed with lichenoid mucositis is there anything i can do?

I have been diagnosed with lichenoid mucositis is there anything i can do?

Magic mouthwash: There are some prescription mouthwashes which can greatly relieve the discomfort. They may contain lidocaine or benadryl, (diphenhydramine) kaopectate or maalox, and a corticosteroid. Sysyemic steroids may also be prescribed. ...Read more

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What's lichenoid mucositis consistent with lichen planus?& NO dysplasia or atypia seen? how's lichenoid mucositis different from lichenoid dysplasia?

What's lichenoid mucositis consistent with lichen planus?& NO dysplasia or atypia seen?
how's lichenoid mucositis different from lichenoid dysplasia?

Information.: Lichenoid mucositis is a noncommittal term referring to a wide range of mucosal lesions which closely mimic oral lichen planus both clinically and histologically, yet may represent a differentpathobiology altogether. In general, most oral lichenoid reactions represent a common end point in response to a myriad of extrinsic agents (drugs, allergens) or altered immunologically-mediated disorders ...Read more

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What does oral lichenoid mucositis consistent with lichen planus in biopsy means? Is it dangerous? Anything related to luekoplakia?

No and yes: Not dangerous and it is leukoplakia. Inflammation of the mucosa and lichenoid in presentation. Leukoplakia simply means "white patch". Of course this can have many causes, some of which are cause for concern. This condition requires treatment, monitoring, and a good Oral Medicine or Oral Surgeon specialist to follow you. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Had mouth biopsy. Diagnosis:lichenoid mucositis consistent with lichen planus. Plz explain. I'm scared

Don't be scared!: Think of lichen planus as a benign skin rash in your mouth. It can triggered by the immune system. There may be several contributing factors, and each case is different. Potential causes include: viral infections, allergens, stress, genetics, etc... Most people will have some form of lichen planus in their lifetime. If you case becomes painful or much worse, have a dentist take a look at you. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do to get better from mucositis?

Is there anything you can do to get better from mucositis?

Mucositis is a ....: Common side effect of many chemotherapy drugs, which cause mucosal inflammation. This can be painful and is exacerbated by hsv reactivation (which is all too common among cancer patients). Supportive care with bicarb rinses, magic mouthwash (mylanta/benadryl/viscous lidocaine), etc is helpful to keep mouth clean. Opiate pain relief and when appropriate, acyclovir. Count recovery is the most help. ...Read more

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Is there is gel treatment for mucositis?

Yes.: A variety of treatments are available for mucositis. See - http://oralcancerfoundation.Org/treatment/mucositis.Html. Commercially available or "compounded" gel therapies may be available to help treat mucositis. Gels may act as a barrier protection while other therapies may work in other ways. ...Read more

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Difflam for radiation induced mucositis?

Difflam for radiation induced mucositis?

Actually not: Diflucan is to prevent a super infection with candida but oral mucositis is treated with mixtures of topical anesthetic, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and steroid, which might predispose to candida. ...Read more

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Can someone please help me with my mucositis?

Depends on the cause: Mucositis or inflammation and irritation of the mucosal tissues can be due to a number of causes. Treatment is dependent upon the etiology of the mucositis. For some patients, pain relief can be provided with a mouthrinse usually containing an anesthetic agent such as xylocaine (lidocaine) in combination with other ingredients. However, the cause still needs to be identified and treated accordingly. ...Read more

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Tartar (Definition)

It is plaques that has absorbed minerals from the saliva and has become a hardened (calcified) mass. Usually can only be ...Read more