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Tests for oral thrush needed or can dentist just look?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Observational Dx

Thrush is so common that most physicians & dentists recognize it on site.
I don't recall ever having to test the scrapings even in medical school.

In brief: Observational Dx

Thrush is so common that most physicians & dentists recognize it on site.
I don't recall ever having to test the scrapings even in medical school.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Howard Banner
Dentistry

In brief: Both

Usually thrush can be diagnosed clinically by a dentist because it has a particular appearance and characteristic to it.
If it doesn't look like it should, a scraping can be done and it can be looked at under a microscope to diagnose.

In brief: Both

Usually thrush can be diagnosed clinically by a dentist because it has a particular appearance and characteristic to it.
If it doesn't look like it should, a scraping can be done and it can be looked at under a microscope to diagnose.
Dr. Howard Banner
Dr. Howard Banner
Thank
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