Oral Infections

An Overview on Veillonella – The Plaque Producing Bacteria

Veillonella is a non-motile anaerobic bacteria. It is an organism that does not require oxygen for growth and survival.

Mouth Germs – Their Significance and Effect on Oral Health

Mouth germs in more straightforward terms are the oral bacteria that form a thin layer of plaque on the tooth surface. Mouth germs are typically harmless. They reside within the plaque layer in little crevices between the teeth.

Scarlet Fever – Its Cause, Symptoms, and Treatment

Scarlet fever is a typical outburst of the streptococcal throat. Symptoms of scarlet fever usually include high fever, lethargy, sore throat, swollen glands, and tonsils.

HPV Linked Oropharyngeal Cancer – What Do We Know?

HPV, also known as Human Papilloma Virus, is a sexually transmitted disease. HPV linked oropharyngeal cancer often occurs at the base of the tongue, soft palate, near tonsils and throat.

What Impact does HIV/AIDS have On Your Oral Health?

The effects of HIV/AIDS on the oral cavity are diverse and it depends on the patient's immunity to cope up with such oral conditions like Oral Candidiasis, Herpes Simplex Virus, Periodontal disease, etc.

Tongue Piercing Infection – Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Getting infection after tongue piercing is common than any other body piercing. Our oral cavity is full of thousands of bacteria which attack pierced tongue frequently. If you do not take proper aftercare, then these bacteria can cause potential damage and cause the oral infection. Sometime, you might develop an allergic reaction to the metal used in a tongue piercing.

Cheilosis – Cause, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Cheilosis or Cheilitis (angular cheilitis) causes pain in the corners of the mouth due to an infection. This condition can affect people of all ages. Common symptoms of cheilosis are cracks, red or purple spots, dryness or chapped lips at the corner of lips.

Oral Infection – Types, Cause & Treatment Options

Bacteria and viruses usually cause oral infections. They can affect the teeth, gums, palate (the roof of the mouth), tongue, lips, and inside of the cheeks. Some of the common oral infections are oral thrush, dental caries, canker sore, herpangina, gingivitis, etc.

What is STD in Mouth? – Sexually Transmitted Disease Oral Manifestation

STD in mouth affects a significant group of our population. Diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia are commonly contracted through sexual activities. Transmission of different virus such as HPV, HIV, Epstein Barr virus, Herpes simplex virus, cytomegalovirus can occur through oral sex.

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