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Causes Of Desquamative Gingivitis
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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