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Do the gray spots on my gums mean I have actue necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis? I'm a smoker, and lately i've noticed some gray spots or residue on my lower gum. I've seen some pretty scary pictures of actue necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, and am won

Do the gray spots on my gums mean I have actue necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis? I'm a smoker, and lately i've noticed some gray spots or residue on my lower gum. I've seen some pretty scary pictures of actue necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, and am won

SNUG : Snug is characterized by a very foul odor that comes out of the mouth. It can be picked up from several feet away. Nevertheless, since you are a smoker, and have placed yourself in a risk category, a with a periodontist is highly recommended. www.perio.org will have a link to a periodontist near you. Best of luck, dr. Zev kaufman. ...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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How long does it take amoxicilin to get rid of acute necrotic ulcerative gingivitis?

How long does it take amoxicilin to get rid of acute necrotic ulcerative gingivitis?

Need other treatment: Amoxicillin alone won't get rid of acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. You also need to have some professional cleanings to get rid to the bacterial toxins that are irritating your gingiva. You also need to increase your brushing and flossing habits, and possibly incorporate a waterpik in your daily regimen. ...Read more

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Best cure for acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivities?

Best cure for acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivities?

Proper Oral Hygiene: You definitely need to see a dentist. Depending on the severity you may need an extensive type of cleaning and debridement of your gums. That must be followed up with proper brushing and flossing to achieve proper oral health. ...Read more

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Does HIV cause acute necrotizing gingivitis very often?

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HIV and ANUP: Hiv patient has low immunity and thus unable to combat the local microbial activity with low host reaction. As the result, bone loss and necrotizing of the tissue seen in the chronic situation of infection. Acute necrotizing uncerative periodontitis is seen more in HIV since chronic infection will lead straight to attachment loss (periodontitis) with minimal gum inflammation (gingivitis). ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin get rid of acute necrotizing gingivitis and what causes this infection?

Does amoxicillin get rid of acute necrotizing gingivitis and what causes this infection?

See a dentist ASAP: If acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis is left untreated, it can cause more severe oral and health complications. in case of ANUG, amoxicillin and more aggressive methods (gum surgery) may need to be necessary. ...Read more

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Dentist did laser/deep cleaning on teeth/gums. I have gum disease. Bacteria test is positive. Have stomach ulcers. Can i take align with metronizadole?

Not necessary: Align is a probiotic supplement for your digestive health. Antibiotic may kill the good bacteria and disrupt the balance of its activities. When using lanap or laser therapy, most of the time the antibiotic is an adjunctive procedure and not required. Discuss with your periodontist about not using antibiotics. Strict follow up, occlusal adjustment, and recall is what brings success to your tx. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative collitis be a genetic disease? Explain.

Can ulcerative collitis be a genetic disease? Explain.

Yes but complex: There are potentially hundreds of genes that all contribute small amounts the the susceptibility to ulcerative colitis. Additionally there are environmental factors. So there are no good "genetic tests" to determining whether you have it. The best thing to do is to see a gastroenterologist for chronic pain, diarrhea, or blood in the stool and they will do the appropriate tests. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Gene (Definition)

A hereditary unit consisting of a sequence of dna that occupies a specific location on a chromosome and determines a particular characteristic in an organism. Genes undergo mutation when their ...Read more