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Janet

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  • Posted By: janetgsmith
  • January 15, 2008
  • 03:27 PM

I have an ulcerated gum above one front tooth. The periodontist has cleaned it and recently cut it open and stitched. I have tried warm salt water rinse, Peridex rinse and even steroid cream. This gum is exposed on the surface above the tooth and looks raw and ulcerated. It is in one area and is not healing. Please help, does anyone recognize this? Is there something else I can do, or someone else to see? A Dermatologist was even recommended.

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  • Could be something else going on as well as periodontal disease. I'd go to your doctor and ask.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • January 15, 2008
    • 07:21 PM
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  • Look at pictures of trench mouth. Is your mouth red all over? After you see the dermatologist (or an an oral surgeon?) anyway, get checked for diabetes. Wounds that don't heal are common among diabetics.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • January 16, 2008
    • 00:40 PM
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  • These infections are usually only found in immuno-compromised patients, but your doc should consider these deep mycoses. Candidiasis is the most common fungal infection of the mouth. Here are the noncandidal oral fungal infections: Aspergillosis, cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, paracoccidioidomycosis, and mucormycosis. Although these noncandidal fungal infections are considerably less common than oral candidiasis, they commonly produce subclinical infection, especially pulmonary infections. They can produce mouth ulcers.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • January 16, 2008
    • 01:00 PM
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