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I am having some oral problems, what to do ?

Okay so I'm having some oral problems :( Every morning I awake to this absolutely disgusting taste in my mouth, my teeth, tongue and gums are like covered in a layer of this gooey white crap. I always get these slightly painful small white dots on my tongue and at the moment I have this painful ulcer like thing on the side of my tongue. I would really like to know what to do. (I have my tongue pierced if this helps at all) Thankyou..
Asked On : Sat, 3 Jul 2010
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
You are probably having oral candidiasis.Oral candidiasis is an infection of yeast (Candida )on the mucous membranes of the mouth . Candidiasis usually appear as thick white or cream-colored deposits on mucosal membranes.
Risk group includes
Newborns,Diabetics,those taking oral coticosteroids,people with immune deficiency,smokers etc..

Lightly brushing the lesions away reveals a reddened, tender area that may bleed slightly. A microscopic examination of tissue from a lesion can confirm the diagnosis.
Antifungal medications, which are generally taken for 10 to 14 days, are often prescribed to treat thrush. These medicines are available in tablets, lozenges, or liquids. The treatment approach is designed for you based on your age and the cause of the infection. Because the presence of candida infection can be a symptom of other medical problems,i suggest that you seek care from a local medical doctor as well ,so that any underlying health problems you may have can be treated
Answered: Sat, 3 Jul 2010
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Dentist Dr. Rohit Agrawal's  Response
FIRST I WILL SUGGEST YOU TO SEE A DENTIST ASAP.
SECONDLY FOLLOW THE RIGHT BRUSHING TECHNIQUE TWICE DAILY, USE TONGUE CLEANER AND U MAY USE A MOUTHWASH.
U MAY BE HAVING PERIODONTITIS, COMMONLY REFFERED TO AS PYORRHOEA, MAY BE U REQUIRE A SITTING OF CLEANING : SCALING.
REGARDING ULCERS THERE MAY BE SHARP EDGES OF SOME TOOTH WHICH MAY BE HURTING U OFTEN, GET THEM ROUNDED / SMOOTH.
Answered: Fri, 23 Jul 2010
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  User's Response
Does it matter that I have had cancer before? and the bone tissue has not been covered.. I know what thrash is and I dont have the spots... I am scared and in so much pain but what can an ER do?
Answered: Thu, 22 Jul 2010
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