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Can you tell me about something called "desquamative gingivitis" how do you "fix" it?

Can you tell me about something called "desquamative gingivitis" how do you "fix" it?

Treat the cause...: While there are many possible causes for desquamative gingivitis, the majority of cases involve pemphigoid or lichen planus. Once you determine the cause, it can be managed (within limitations) using medications and regular dentist/doctor visits. Involve a periodontist, oral surgeon OR: Consult an oral medicine unit (@ a hospital usually associated with a dental research team or university). ...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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Gerd is related to desquamative gingivitis?

Gerd is related to desquamative gingivitis?

Possibly: Possibly, if there is enough stomach acid that is getting into your mouth to injure your gums and possible erode your teeth. Do not wait! get evaluated and treated by your physician for gerd and by your dentist for the gingivitis! ...Read more

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Can gingivitis cause bad breath?

Can gingivitis cause bad breath?

Of course: In most cases, gingivitis, or gum disease, is caused by improper oral hygiene, thus your bad breath is caused by gingivitis. The good news is it can be completely cured. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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Who discovered gingivitis? What pathogen causes it?

Bacterial plaque: it is usually formed by colonizing bacteria like Streptococcus, Fusobacterium, Actinomyces, Veillonella, and Treponema and possibly Bacteroides, Capnocytophaga, and Eikenella, just to name few. There is no record of who and when the the gingivitis was discovered. ...Read more

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Can i reverse gingivitis caused from periodontal disease?

Can i reverse gingivitis caused from periodontal disease?

Floss regularly: True gingivitis, limited to just inflammation in the gums, can be reversed with good oral care and regular dental visits. You want to get it checked though to make sure it hasn't progressed to the more serious form of periodontitis. ...Read more

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What else can cause gums to bleed besides gingivitis?

What else can cause gums to bleed besides gingivitis?

Low platelets: Mucosal bleeding, like bleeding gums or bloody nose, is common when the blood platelet count is low, or in case of an inherited blood clotting disorder called von Willebrand's disease. Petechiae, or little red spots on the skin and roof of the mouth also go along with this. In case of gingivitis, good oral hygiene, brushing and flossing regularly can alleviate the problem. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bone loss caused by gingivitis?

What are the symptoms of bone loss caused by gingivitis?

Very few: Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums. The symptoms are red swollen, bleeding gums. When bone loss occurs you have periodontitis or in other words periodontal disease. ...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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Could gingivitis cause you to spit some brownish blood when u wake up?

Could gingivitis cause you to spit some brownish blood when u wake up?

Yes: The brownish phlegm is actually blood in your saliva. You very likely a serious gum infection and need to see a dentist for a complete exam including x-rays. Please do not wait. This could be a serious problem. It is more than likely periodontitis which is a much more serious problem. ...Read more

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I want to target bacteria that causes gingivitis, not listerine. So are there any recommendations?

I want to target bacteria that causes gingivitis, not listerine. So are there any recommendations?

Oral DNA testing is: The state of the art in bacterial diagnosis. Many dentists connected to the american academy of oral systemic health do this on a regular basis in treating gum disease so that the correct antibiotic can be prescribed. ...Read more

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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