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Viral Gum Infection
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
I woke up one morning with a sinus infection. The very same day my mouth broke out with sores along my cheek and gum line. Are these related?
Dds: can a person have an infection in their gum that is not considered a periodontic abscess or tooth abscess? Abscesses seem to lead to extractions.
Why would the doctor say I have a gum infection that is spreading to my throat which is making my throat red and sore but to me it feels like strep?
Yes but no: You can treat the symptoms of the infection with an antibiotic, but it will not treat the bacteria causing the problem. You need to address the bacteria with an antimicrobial so you don't develop resistant bacteria. Look into the perio protect method. We have found it works best and research has shown it is better than conventional scaling and root planing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your dentist: If you have a serious gum infection you definitely need to see a dentist or endodontist. You will need gum care and possible antimicrobial agents. Do not pass 'go' see your dentist before you end up with a systemic or blood stream infection then you will have to see a hospital! ...Read more
Kefexin: If your doctor has prescribed this you should end up OK. If it has not been prescribed, or if it has been prescribed and not working, you need to go back to your doctor. ...Read more
You may not know!: Most gum infections cause the patient no pain, and that's why the disease can do a lot of damage before the patient is aware they even have a problem. But sometimes the gum will become swollen and even have a white-ish appearance to it like a pimple. ...Read more
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