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Causes Of Desquamative Gingivitis
Yeast/opportunity: Thrush /yeast infections are caused by a yeast called candida albicans. It is an opportunist that is everywhere in nature and makes up 5% or more of the dry weight of your poo.It lives off the sugar in mucous and needs only the opportunity to get into a space to set up shop.Having the anus near the vagina makes it an common site.Diabetics and babies that feed often are more at risk of oral thrush. ...Read more
Signs vs symptoms: Signs are what the doctor sees: inflammation, purulance (pus), plaque, bleeding on probing, spaces developing, root exposure, mobility. Symptoms are what you experience, and they can also be signs: bleeding from flossing/brushing, odor, spaces developing, changes to the bite, root exposure, red tissue, soreness and pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fungus: Common thrush is an overgrowth of a normal oral fungus called candida albicans. It usually results from an imbalance of oral organisms secondary to antibiotic use. It can also occur in immune compromised patients. Treatment with anti fungal agents after stopping antibiotics is generally effective. ...Read more
Canker Sores= Herpes: In general most of us in medicine are now calling canker sores herpes. Trying to destigmatize this common human condition so that appropriate treatment and a prevention plan can be made to keep you healthy and your loved ones protected. If you have not had a blood test for herpes please seek this out soon. ...Read more
Periodontal disease: Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and bone surrounding the teeth. It is caused by chronic poor oral hygiene...improper and incomplete brushing and flossing, plus not having regular visits to the dentist. Periodontal disease will continue to get worse if not treated, leading to loss of teeth, and possible increases in systemic inflammation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: I was originally taught that this was a dry skin condition. I have seen many treatments come and go. The current theory is that this is a fungal infection. It frequently gets better when treated with a mild antifungal cream, such as lotriminaf. Talk with your provider about how often and for how long. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: "red complex" bacteria consisting of porphyromonas gingivalis, treponema denticola, and tannerella forsythia are strongly associated with periodontal infection. The change from periodontal health to disease is associated with the displacement of a predominantly gram-positive bacterial flora in the periodontal sulcus by gram-negative anaerobes. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Usually: Tincture of time. If the viral infection is the true cause it will improve after resolution of the infection. ...Read more
Bacteria, : Treat the cause - gum disease is a bacterial infection that you can kill with an easy, simple, safe, comfortable and reliable system like the perio protect method (pp), which does not rely on antibiotics. Pp uses hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria & keeps them from coming back. Used just minutes a day you can eliminate the cause of your problem & with continued use, keep it from coming back. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not just plaque: Periodontitis as a manifestation of systemic diseases often begins at a young age. Systemic conditions such as heart disease, respiratory disease, and diabetes are associated with this form of periodontitis. Necrotizing periodontal disease is an infection characterized by necrosis of gingival tissues, periodontal ligament and alveolar bone. These lesions are most commonly observed in individuals w. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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