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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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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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Something from one of the guys and the amoxicillin is reacting to that or is this a side effect from the gum infection?

Something from one of the guys and the amoxicillin is reacting to that or is this a side effect from the gum infection?

What???: I know you are concerned;however, i truly don't know either 1)what is your difficulty-the ''something'' nor 2) what ''that '' is. Please have a serious 1 on 1 with your physician. I am concerned about you: guys, amoxicillin, gum infection just doesn't good. ...Read more

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The back of the iris is supposed to be clear.if it start to yellow what is the cause of the condition?

The back of the iris is supposed to be clear.if it start to yellow what is the cause of the condition?

Jaundice: The white area that surrounds the iris is called the sclera. If it is yellow the condition is called jaundice. Jaundice occurs when the level of bilirubin rises due to liver disease. There are many causes. If you have this you need to see your doctor. Here is more info; http://www.medicinenet.com/jaundice_in_adults/article.htm ...Read more

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Is it common or possible for fish oil to cause inflammation of the gums and/or mouth?

Is it common or possible for fish oil to cause inflammation of the gums and/or mouth?

Not likely: Common side effects of fish oils are gastrointestinal like nausea. They also frequently cause a fishy taste. More significantly the can lead to excessive lowering of blood sugar in diabetics and bleeding problems in patients on anticoagulants, like coumadin, (warfarin) Aspirin or plavix. No oral/dental inflammation has been reported. ...Read more

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Is it safe to remove a tooth even though the gum is swelling?

Is it safe to remove a tooth even though the gum is swelling?

Yes: The gum swelling may very well be part of the disease process that warrants removal of the tooth. If your health allows, and do not take any blood thinning medications, i see no contra-indication to removal of a tooth that has gum swelling. ...Read more

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Is it a must to remove torus palitus? Any side effect? Is the any method to reduce the size?

Is it a must to remove torus palitus?  Any side effect? Is the any method to reduce the size?

Surgical removal: is indicated when the patient frequently traumatizes the area during chewing and speech or when fabricating a complete upper denture. ...Read more

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Is it safe to cut a .6mg tablet of colchicine in half and take it that way to lessen the severity of diarrhea from the medication? Or not safe to cut?

Is it safe to cut a .6mg tablet of colchicine in half and take it that way to lessen the severity of diarrhea from the medication? Or not safe to cut?

Probably not: Diarrhea is a common complain in patients taking Colchicine and may sometimes be a reason to stop taking this medication. Furthermore, the standard dose is 0.6 mg and it is questionable if 0.3 mg would be efficacious in a person with normal functioning kidneys. It would be best to talk with your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use twizzers to remove a small metal piece or hair that is on top of the sufarce and is at the bottom of the eye? If not how could I?

Is it safe to use twizzers to remove a small metal piece or hair that is on top of the sufarce and is at the bottom of the eye? If not how could I?

Corneal foreign body: It's always best to see an ophthalmologist for removal of a foreign body from the eye. You can always flush the eye to see if that works. I don't recommend tweezers because you risk scratching your eye and creating a corneal abrasion or ulceration. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for an abscess in the gum to spread in the mouth?

How long is it supposed to it take for an abscess in the gum to spread in the mouth?

It may not spread.: Oral infections (bacterial) tend to become self-limiting in time. They will tend to establish drainage after a while and that limits their tendency to spread, assuming that a persons immune system is in good shape. Viral infections can continue to spread. A course of antibiotics can usually determine if it is bacterial or viral in origin. ...Read more

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Is the back of the throat supposed to be hard?

Is the back of the throat supposed to be hard?

No: The back of the throat is soft and consists of epithelium. It is possible that you may have a crust in the back of your throat that may represent dryness or an infection. But, no the back of the throat is not hard. See your physician for an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Which may be the most dangerous thing in electronic cigar. What is the possible effect of it to kidneys?

Which may be the most dangerous thing in electronic cigar. What is the possible effect of it to kidneys?

Nicotine: Electronic cigs have nicotine in them so they are still problematic as far as side effects of nicotine including high blood pressure, vessel injury, accelerated atherosclerosis and salt retention. They also have some chemicals in the sme that is inhaled and the side effects have not been adequately studied at this point. They likely accelerate loss of kidney function via vascular injury. ...Read more

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Is the use of antihistamine permanently toxic to the body or is it safe?

Is the use of antihistamine permanently toxic to the body or is it safe?

Antihistamines : Are very safe drugs. They interact with other meds very infrequently and the most significant side effect is typically sedation. ...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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What would cause part of the breast to be numb and the covering skin to be discolored? The area next to it is quite painful if pressure is applied?

What would cause part of the breast to be numb and the covering skin to be discolored? The area next to it is quite painful if pressure is applied?

Trauma?: The most likely cause is trauma: somehow you contused your breast, it is bruised and numb and perhaps the deeper tissues are injured causing the pain. This could be the case even if you can't recall how/when it might have occurred. However, it is possible it is an unusual presentation of cancer, so I would have my doctor evaluate it as soon as you can. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Is it possible to bruise the underside of your tongue?

Is it possible to bruise the underside of your tongue?

Yes: Sadly you can bruise your self with a toothbrush slipping, a fork ... If its problematic please consult with a dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do myself to treat this? In brief: Glossitis This is what is called inflammation of the tongue.

Is there anything i can do myself to treat this?

In brief: Glossitis
This is what is called inflammation of the tongue.

Glossitis: The best way to treat inflammation of the tongue is to try to identify cause, for example: allergy, infection, trauma, autoimmune, diet/medication related, tumor etc. It is important to try an identify cause/effect. First see if there is diet or medication associations and make appropriate modifications. If this becomes a chronic condition then having a doctor evaluate would be recommended. ...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