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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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What is the cause of red, swollen gums around the teeth?

What is the cause of red, swollen gums around the teeth?

Swollen gums: Red and swollen gums are usually caused by bacteria around or under the gums secreting acid causing an infection called gingivitis. Bone loss that occurs is periodontal disease. Both need to be treated by a dentist by physically removing the bacteria with a cleaning, scaling & root planing, or periodontal surgery. Get an exam and xrays to see the difference of what you have. ...Read more

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How do your gums bleed? The bacteria/plaque cause swelling/discoloring/bleeding of the gums?

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How do your gums bleed? The bacteria/plaque cause swelling/discoloring/bleeding of the gums?

Inflammation: Bleeding is caused by your body or host reaction to the foreign product (plaque and calculus), bacteria or bacterial product that accumulate in your gum and cannot be drained. Vasodilation of capillaries and developmental of granulation tissue in the socket, along with increase lymphocyte, neutrophile, macrophage, and along with compliment cascade. The result is the destruction of bone socket. ...Read more

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What kinds of tissues form the roof of the mouth?

What kinds of tissues form the roof of the mouth?

Both: Cartilage (firm soft palate) and Bone (hard palate) Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What are the names of antibiotics or ointment, which is placed on the skin to eliminate the bacteria causing the unpleasant smell ?

What are the names of antibiotics or ointment, which is placed on the skin to eliminate the bacteria causing the unpleasant smell ?

ANAEROBES: Odor associated with infection is often assocaiteed with anerobic infections. This can be treated at times with topicals like Metronidazole ointment. More invasive skin infections will need an oral med.Keeping the skin clean and dry, free from other contaminents is important. Cleansing with hybaclen shelps with MRSA ...Read more

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Can gum disease affect one side of the mouth or the whole of it?

Can gum disease affect one side of the mouth or the whole of it?

Both: It can either be site specific, or generalized in the whole mouth. Back teeth seem to be more susceptible because of root shapes and being harder to properly clean... ...Read more

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What can cause pain and inflammation of the tendons of the neck?

What can cause pain and inflammation of the tendons of the neck?

Many possibilities: Stress, heavy lifting, improper spinal alignment, poor sleep, and several other rheumatologic conditions can cause this. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of inflammation of the lining of the bowels?

What are the common symptoms of inflammation of the lining of the bowels?

Many kinds: Information on the cause, diagnosis, symptoms and treatment of (ibd) inflammatory bowel disease. Ibd is a general term that covers two distinct disorders: ulcerative colitis (uc) and crohn's disease (cd). The symptoms of crohn are •frequent diarrheafever •fatigue •anemiareduced appetite •weight loss. ...Read more

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What kinds of infection cause swelling of the lingual frenulum?

What kinds of infection cause swelling of the lingual frenulum?

Sialolith: You frenum is a small band of elastic connective tissue that connects your tongue to the floor of your mouth. It hardly ever gets infected. You probably have a little calcified stone called a sialolith blocking one of the salivary ducts around the frenum and causing swelling on the floor of your mouth and frenum. See your dentist asap! ...Read more

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Cause of inflammation of soft palate?

Cause of inflammation of soft palate?

Various: Could be allergies, soft tissue injury such as an abrasion, reaction to your medication. If it is short duration, likely a food allergy. If longer, could be side effect of medication. If just came on suddenly and getting better daily, it is likely an abrasion. Could be a fungal or viral infection. See your dentist or doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible the canola oil can cause inflammation of the gums and or allergic reaction in the mouth?

Is it possible the canola oil can cause inflammation of the gums and or allergic reaction in the mouth?

Unlikely: In theory anything we eat or drink could cause gum inflammation due to an allergic response, but not likely. I have not heard anything specific about canola oil and would bet that your gum inflammation has more to do with your daily oral hygiene and how long it's been since you had a professional cleaning. ...Read more

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Can a unhealthy upper tooth nerve keep causing re- accuring infections and pain and sorness of the front of the palate ?

Can a unhealthy upper tooth nerve keep causing re- accuring infections and pain and sorness of the front of the palate  ?

Yes but..: Absolutely. You need to be examined and evaluated in order to determine the cause of you pain and soreness and whether it is an unresolved problem\infection, some other tooth or teeth or a combination of multiple issues. We can't know what's actually occurring. Your own dentist can figure this all out for you and suggest appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat inflammation of the gums?

What's the best way to treat inflammation of the gums?

Care: You need both professional care, that includes at least cleaning and you need home care daily with brushing and flossing.Start with the dentist. ...Read more

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What is the cure of an inflamation around the throat areas?

What is the cure of an inflamation around the throat areas?

See a doctor: Pain in and around the throat may be viral, bacterial and rarely fungal or allergy. You need a diagnosis. The upper respiratory tract (ear, nose and throat) needs to be visualized and diagnosed before you can have appropriate treatment. See and ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What disease causes your inflammation in the gums?

What disease causes your inflammation in the gums?

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 more

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Is gum swelling linked to other diseases of the body?

Is gum swelling linked to other diseases of the body?

Yes...can be: There are numerous diseases that can affect the gums. I would suggest a consultation with a periodontist and see if you have gum disease and whether a consult with your physician is indicated. ...Read more

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What are some ways tooth decay affects the rest of the body?

What are some ways tooth decay affects the rest of the body?

Nutritional mostly: If you suffer from tooth decay it is most likely caused by a highly acidic and fermentable carbohydrate diet. The effects of the decay are local in the mouth. Extensive decay can cause bacteria to invade the pulp of the tooth eventually killing it and then spread into the jaw bone through the tip of the root. From there the bacteria and their toxins can enter the blood stream to infect other area. ...Read more

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What is inflammation of the gums and effect on baby?

What is inflammation of the gums and effect on baby?

Preterm low weight: Studies show that mothers who have gum disease are more likely to deliver preterm and low birth weight babies. This is due to the chronic inflammation throughout the body. Specifically, increase in prostaglandins ( a chemical responsible for inflammation). After delivery, bacteria are transmissible to babies. Mommies are more prone to gum infection due to hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more