Conditions: Mouth and dental

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An abscessed tooth is an infection at the root of the tooth. Abscesses are often caused by tooth decay, gum disease, or untreated cavities and can be extremely painful...


Bleeding gums is a common symptom of the periodontal diseases, or gum diseases, such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Periodontal disease is a serious bacterial infection that destroys the gums and the surrounding tissues of the mouth...


A blister is a bubble on the skin containing fluid. Blisters are usually circular in shape. The fluid that forms underneath the skin can be bloody or clear...


Bruxism is the term that refers to an incessant grinding and clenching of the teeth, unintentionally, and at inappropriate times. Bruxers (persons with bruxism) are often unaware that they have developed this habit, and often do not know that treatment is available until damage to the mouth and teeth has been done...


Aphthous stomatitis is an illness that causes small ulcers to appear in the mouth, usually inside the lips, on the cheeks, or on the tongue. Aphthous ulcers are also known as "canker sores...


Cavities, or tooth decay, are holes in your tooth. Cavities are a highly preventable disease caused by bacteria with many contributing factors. Bacteria is normally present in the mouth; it converts all foods, especially sugar and starch, into acids...


Cold sores are small blisters around the mouth, caused by the herpes simplex virus. They are sometimes referred to as fever blisters. The most common strain of the virus causing cold sores is herpes simplex virus 1...


Diabetes that is not properly controlled can lead to periodontal (gum) diseases in both young and old people. Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums and bone that hold the teeth in place...


Erythema multiforme is a skin disorder that's considered to be an allergic reaction to drugs or an infection. Symptoms are symmetrical, red, raised skin areas that can appear all over the body, although they seem to be more noticeable on the fingers and toes...


Teeth are remarkably strong but they can fracture or break. Teeth can get fractured by biting down on something hard, being hit in the face or mouth, falling, having cavities, or continually clenching or grinding teeth...