Tag: gum disease

oral thrush

Oral thrush or Oral Candidiasis – fungal infection of mouth

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a common oral problem caused by a fungus named Candida albicans. It is a normal organism of mouth but sometimes when it gets favorable environment it accumulates and presents symptoms. In patients suffering from it, creamy white patches, usually on inner cheek and tongue

pericoronitis

Pericoronitis – Infection associated with Wisdom Teeth

What is pericoronitis ? Pericoronitis ( peri-‘around’,corona-‘crown’,itis-‘inflammation’),also known as operculitis is infection of soft tissue or gum around the crown of tooth or near partially erupted tooth.The soft tissue which is covering the tooth is known as operculum. How does it form ? Pericoronitis is caused by accumulation of bacteria