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does tooth decay causes bad health? does it affects immune

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Question: does tooth decay causes bad health? does it affects immune system?
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does tooth decay causes bad health? does it affects immune system?
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (58 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes oral health is related to systemic health

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

Oral health does affect systemic health and immunity in many ways. If oral hygiene is poor then it leads to formation of plaque and calculus which leads to gum disease. These bacteria can travel through your blood stream and cause other systemic diseases. Poor oral hygiene can also lead to fungal infection in mouth known as candidiasis.
Hence its very important to maintain good oral hygiene.

Hope I answered your query. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Yes oral health is related to systemic health

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

Oral health does affect systemic health and immunity in many ways. If oral hygiene is poor then it leads to formation of plaque and calculus which leads to gum disease. These bacteria can travel through your blood stream and cause other systemic diseases. Poor oral hygiene can also lead to fungal infection in mouth known as candidiasis.
Hence its very important to maintain good oral hygiene.

Hope I answered your query. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thanks
Kind Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra (35 minutes later)
Ok doc. Does white tongue at the back part means oral thrush?
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra (0 minute later)
Ok doc. Does white tongue at the back part means oral thrush?
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes it can be candidiasis or oral thrush

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for getting back to me.

There are various differential diagnosis for white patch on tongue and candidiasis is one of them.
Biopsy is required for accurate diagnosis. Leukoplakia, lichen planus, oral cancer they all initiate as white patch.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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Dr. Neha Sumra
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Yes it can be candidiasis or oral thrush

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for getting back to me.

There are various differential diagnosis for white patch on tongue and candidiasis is one of them.
Biopsy is required for accurate diagnosis. Leukoplakia, lichen planus, oral cancer they all initiate as white patch.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thanks
Kind Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra (45 minutes later)
Ok doc so a normal healthy tongue should not have any white color?
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Ok doc so a normal healthy tongue should not have any white color?
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It can have a white line but not white patch

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

There are some normal marks in our mouth which appear are physiological and appear normal such as linea XXXXXXX which occurs on the inside of cheek near second and third molar. But if its completely white lesion and was not there before, it should be discussed with your dentist. It will need biopsy for exact diagnosis.

Hope I have answered your question. Please let me know if you have any further questions.


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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
It can have a white line but not white patch

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

There are some normal marks in our mouth which appear are physiological and appear normal such as linea XXXXXXX which occurs on the inside of cheek near second and third molar. But if its completely white lesion and was not there before, it should be discussed with your dentist. It will need biopsy for exact diagnosis.

Hope I have answered your question. Please let me know if you have any further questions.


Thanks
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Dr. Neha Sumra
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra (7 hours later)
I don’t know if it was already there before but i noticed when i put out my tongue the end part where papillae located it is covered with whitisih. Not the entire tongue
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I don’t know if it was already there before but i noticed when i put out my tongue the end part where papillae located it is covered with whitisih. Not the entire tongue
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Please send me pictures

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for getting back to me.

Mostly oral thrust is scrappable and can be cured with maintaining good oral hygiene and antifungal medication. Please check does it come with tongue cleaner otherwise send me pictures. If it’s been for more than 3 weeks and no scrapping off then I would suggest you to see an oral surgeon for biopsy.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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Dr. Neha Sumra
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Please send me pictures

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for getting back to me.

Mostly oral thrust is scrappable and can be cured with maintaining good oral hygiene and antifungal medication. Please check does it come with tongue cleaner otherwise send me pictures. If it’s been for more than 3 weeks and no scrapping off then I would suggest you to see an oral surgeon for biopsy.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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Dr. Neha Sumra
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra (1 hour later)
Ok how to send pictures? No scraping. It’s just whitish at the back part.
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra (0 minute later)
Ok how to send pictures? No scraping. It’s just whitish at the back part.
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
By attaching in the medical reports section

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for getting back to me.

You can attach the pictures in the medical reports and send it to me. I can give you the differential diagnosis. However, exact picture will be clear after clinical examination and biopsy.

Thanks
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Dr. Neha Sumra
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
By attaching in the medical reports section

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for getting back to me.

You can attach the pictures in the medical reports and send it to me. I can give you the differential diagnosis. However, exact picture will be clear after clinical examination and biopsy.

Thanks
Kind Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra (50 minutes later)
Ok i already uploaded. I want to know if it’s normal thrush or just a normal whitish due to some other factors
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Ok i already uploaded. I want to know if it’s normal thrush or just a normal whitish due to some other factors
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Its normal and will go off with regular cleaning

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

As per the picture, it’s completely normal and need good oral hygiene measures. You can use tongue cleaner to clean it every night aftrr brushing. Also, use chlorhexidine mouthwash 0.2% 10 ml for 2 min once a day half an hour after brushing.
If it doesn’t resolve with in one month then you can see a dentist for proper examination.
Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thanks
Kind Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Its normal and will go off with regular cleaning

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

As per the picture, it’s completely normal and need good oral hygiene measures. You can use tongue cleaner to clean it every night aftrr brushing. Also, use chlorhexidine mouthwash 0.2% 10 ml for 2 min once a day half an hour after brushing.
If it doesn’t resolve with in one month then you can see a dentist for proper examination.
Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thanks
Kind Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra (35 minutes later)
Ok doc. So oral thrush is different from this?
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra (0 minute later)
Ok doc. So oral thrush is different from this?
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Oral thrush is a very severe form.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

Your present condition can lead to oral thrush if not controlled. Its a beginning therefore advisable to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent it from progressing further.
Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thanks
Kind Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Oral thrush is a very severe form.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

Your present condition can lead to oral thrush if not controlled. Its a beginning therefore advisable to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent it from progressing further.
Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thanks
Kind Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra (1 hour later)
Ok i noticed that i have whitish tongue ever since. Could it be due to other factors? Ok will use the mouth wash doc.
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra (0 minute later)
Ok i noticed that i have whitish tongue ever since. Could it be due to other factors? Ok will use the mouth wash doc.
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra (9 minutes later)
Im afraid this is oral thrush and maybe due to infections or diseases
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra (0 minute later)
Im afraid this is oral thrush and maybe due to infections or diseases
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Observe it for 1 more month

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

It doesn’t look like thrush and hopefully will resolve with cleaning. If you still have doubt then you can see an oral surgeon for proper examination.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thanks & Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Observe it for 1 more month

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

It doesn’t look like thrush and hopefully will resolve with cleaning. If you still have doubt then you can see an oral surgeon for proper examination.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thanks & Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra (12 minutes later)
Thank you doc!!
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra (0 minute later)
Thank you doc!!
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Wishing you a good health

Detailed Answer:
If you are happy with the answers. Please write the review. In near future let me know if you have any further concerns.

Thanks & Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Wishing you a good health

Detailed Answer:
If you are happy with the answers. Please write the review. In near future let me know if you have any further concerns.

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Dr. Neha Sumra
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