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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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How early can you get gingivitis? 40's? 50's?

IF you have teeth: Young children to elderly can get gingivitis any time oral hygiene is inadequate. It is simply inflamation in the gums. If you mean periodontitis then it usually comes later but it is preventable with good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist, see your dentist. ...Read more

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Is gingivitis hereditary?

Is gingivitis hereditary?

Bacteria causes it.: Gingivitis is inflammation of the soft gum tissue, the diagnosis implies that the bone that supports the teeth is not affected. Like some other conditions, you may inherit a tendency toward gingivitis, but you cannot not inherit the condition. It is caused by germs accumulating at the gum line. ...Read more

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Are these symptoms of gingivitis?

Gingivitis symptoms: Gingivitis is a form of gum disease, involving infection and inflammation of tissues surrounding teeth. It is usually painless, with subtle symptoms in the early stages. The first sign of gingivitis that most people notice is bleeding gums during tooth brushing. Other symptoms include redness, tenderness, or puffiness of the gums. Loose teeth and abscesses can indicate more advanced gum disease. ...Read more

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What are the tests for gingivitis?

What are the tests for gingivitis?

See a periodontist: You are best seeing a dentist who can examine you and evaluate your gum condition. Signs of gingivitis are sometimes swollen gums and/or bleeding gums also possible bad breath from food particles, plaque or acid products it is easy to treat in its early stage. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gingivitis?

Gingivitis: Gums that have areas of red rather than pink, that bleed easily when flossing or brushing and gums that may look swollen or larger than normal. See your dentist for a check up as it is easily cured with a cleaning and good homecare. ...Read more

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What to do if i may have gingivitis?

Gingivitis: Earliest stage of gum disease. Readily treatable early. If allowed to progress will become exceedingly more difficult and expensive to treat. So don't wait. Call your dentist now! your dentist will help you or refer you on to a gum specialist, a periodontist. Again, don't wait. ...Read more

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Wondering what the symptoms of gingivitis are?

Gum bleeding: Gingivitis, by definition, is infllammation of gingiva (gum tissue). Inflammation can be defined as localized pooling of fluids, i.e., bacteria, bacterial product, and host factors. Thus the symptoms are bleeding gum, swollen gum with round bulbous margin. Gum tissue changes includes color (light pink to red due to vascular genesis) and texture (flat to swollen, round, bulbous). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms/solutions for gingivitis?

Bleeding gums.: If your gums bleed when you brush, floss or "poke" with a toothpic between your teeth you probably have gingivits, or worse...Periodontitis. See a dentist right away to assess the need for treatment. Could be simple, or quite complex. ...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