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Doctor insights on: Handling Inflammation Of The Gums Condition

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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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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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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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What is the destruction of hard tooth tissues called?

What is the destruction of hard tooth tissues called?

Depends: If the destruction is due to decay it is called caries. If due to fracture of enamel, it is trauma. There are also some enamel diseases which can destroy teeth. ...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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Risks of gum injuries in the periodontal pockets. Apart from trauma, if the periodontal pocket is peeling off what could cause this?

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Risks of gum injuries in the periodontal pockets. Apart from trauma, if the periodontal pocket is peeling off what could cause this?

Periodontitis: Periodontal pockets may lead to bone loss if left untreated. Bone resorption, followed by gingival tissue recession, and thus exposed the root of the tooth involved. This condition is called periodontitis. ...Read more

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What part of the intestine is inflamed with Crohn's disease?

What part of the intestine is inflamed with Crohn's disease?

Variable: Crohn's can affect the entire GI tract. The most common area is the distal end of the intestine called the ileum or the first part of the colon or large intestine. ...Read more

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What is this "inflammation of the fatty layer" under the skin of the skull? What disease is it?

What is this "inflammation of the fatty layer" under the skin of the skull?  What disease is it?

Erythema nodosum: Erythema nodosum is considered a reaction pattern to a wide variety of microbial and non-microbial stimuli: dermatophytic infections are rarely associated with en. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms from scar tissue under the tongue following periodontal surgery?

What are the common symptoms from scar tissue under the tongue following periodontal surgery?

None: You should not have scar tissue under the tongue from perio surgery. Ask your perio doc or an oral surgeon about it. ...Read more

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What is the significance of placing nitroglycerin under the tongue of a patient suffering heart attack?

What is the significance of placing nitroglycerin under the tongue of a patient suffering heart attack?

Pain relief : Nitroglycerin relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow to the heart. During a heart attack blood flow is decreased and this causes damage to the heart which can be fatal. Increased blood flow decreases the pain and injury and can improve survival. ...Read more

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What is the name of the bacteria that causes dental plaque?

What is the name of the bacteria that causes dental plaque?

Strep mutans is one : There are many, but strep mutans is the one that causes cavities. There are many that cause periodontal disease. ...Read more

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What is the redness and heat of an inflamed area from hyperemia caused by?

What is the redness and heat of an inflamed area from hyperemia caused by?

Blood flow: The cardinal signs of inflammation are pain, swelling, loss of function, redness and warmth. The last two are related to increased blood flow through the site of inflammation. You may consult this site for more info: http://www.webmd.com/arthritis/about-inflammation#1 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Which malfunction is caused by the inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord?

Which malfunction is caused by the inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord?

Meningitis: This can be very mild with headache to severe and lifethreatening with high fevers and comas. Most of the time this depends on the cause of the meningitis wether it be viral, bacterial. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have gum disease w/ out the inflammation of the gums and bleeding easily?

Is it possible to have gum disease w/ out the inflammation of the gums and bleeding easily?

Yes: Particularly if you are a smoker. Not all gum diseases manifest themselves with red, swollen and bleeding gums. Only your dentist can check for sure and a simple exam and xrays can confirm any problem or not. ...Read more

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Need suggestions to relieve the dryness of the mouth and eyes that is caused by sicca syndrome?

Need suggestions to relieve the dryness of the mouth and eyes that is caused by sicca syndrome?

Sicca: Sicca syndrome or Sjogrens syndrome can be frustrating. There are many treatment options for dry eye & mouth. See eyedoc2020@blogspot.com for full list "Step Ladder for Dry Eye"; Autologous Serum works very well for my Sicca patients. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is a serious disease of the lungs caused by the fungus histoplasma capsulatum?

What is a serious disease of the lungs caused by the fungus histoplasma capsulatum?

Histoplasmosis: Histoplasmosis is an initial infection of the lungs giving flu-like or cold-like symptoms...The fungus can sometimes infect the retina (the inside light sensitive lining of the eye). The infection can cause direct damage to the retina and if it affects the macula, central vision may be destroyed. Exposure to histoplasmosis correlates with chicken farming, the fungus lingers in the animal waste. ...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