Dentures Related Diseases & Conditions

Medical tests and procedures are used to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions. Our doctors have compiled a list of ailments related to the topic of Dentures that may be used to diagnose or monitor the status of the diseases and conditions listed below.

  • Thrush (Oral Candidiasis) Thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the candida fungus. Symptoms of Thrush include pain or difficulty swallowing, a...learn more »
  • Canker Sores Canker sore is a small ulcer crater in the lining of the mouth. Canker sores are one of the most common problems that occur in...learn more »
  • Tongue Problems There are a variety of diseases and conditions that can cause tongue problems, discoloration, and soreness. Though most tongue...learn more »
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    Tongue Problems Article
    • Tongue facts
    • What are common tongue problems?
    • What causes tongue problems?
    • What are the risk factors for tongue problems?
    • White tongue
    • Red tongue
    • Black tongue
    • Increased size or tongue swelling
    • Growths on the tongue
    • Abnormalities of the tongue surface
    • Tongue pain
    • Altered sensation of the tongue
    • Taste problems
    • Problems with tongue movement
    • What are tongue problems in infants and children?
    • What are tongue problems in pregnancy?
    • How do health-care professionals diagnose tongue problems?
    • Are there home remedies for tongue problems?
    • What are the treatments for tongue problems?
    • Is it possible to prevent tongue problems?
    • What is the prognosis for tongue problems?
  • Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) Dry mouth is a common side effect of many prescription and non-prescription drugs and certain medical conditions. Symptoms of dry...learn more »
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    Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) Article
    • What is dry mouth?
    • How common is dry mouth?
    • What are the benefits of saliva?
    • What causes dry mouth?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of dry mouth?
    • How do health care professionals diagnose dry mouth?
    • What is the treatment for dry mouth?
    • Is it possible to prevent dry mouth?
    • What is the prognosis of dry mouth?
  • Allergy (Allergies) An allergy refers to a misguided reaction by our immune system in response to bodily contact with certain foreign substances. ...learn more »
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a condition that causes pain in the mouth. BMS may be caused by menopause, dry mouth or...learn more »
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    Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) Article
    • Burning mouth syndrome facts*
    • What is burning mouth syndrome?
    • What are burning mouth syndrome symptoms and signs?
    • How is burning mouth syndrome diagnosed?
    • What causes primary and secondary burning mouth syndrome?
    • What is the treatment for burning mouth syndrome?
    • What are helpful tips for coping with burning mouth syndrome?
  • Canker Sores Second Source WebMD Medical Reference...learn more »
  • Gum Disease Gum disease is caused by plaque and may result in tooth loss without proper treatment. Symptoms and signs of gum disease...learn more »
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    Gum Disease Article
    • What is gum disease (gingivitis)?
    • What is the difference between gingivitis and periodontal disease?
    • What causes gum disease?
    • Does gum disease cause bad breath?
    • What does gum disease look like? What are gum disease symptoms and signs?
    • How do health-care professionals diagnose gum disease?
    • What is the treatment for gum disease?
    • What types of specialists treat gum disease?
    • What types of medication are used to treat gum disease?
    • Are home remedies or natural treatments effective for gum disease?
    • Is it possible to reverse gum disease?
    • Is gum disease associated with other health problems?
    • How is gum disease managed in children?
    • How is gum disease managed in pregnancy?
    • Is it possible to prevent gum disease?
    • What is the best toothpaste to use to prevent gum disease?
    • Is gum disease contagious?
  • Bad Breath Bad breath can result from poor oral hygiene habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath, also called...learn more »
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    Bad Breath Article
    • Bad breath facts
    • What is the definition of bad breath?
    • What are the causes and risk factors of bad breath?
    • What are the symptoms of bad breath?
    • How is bad breath treated? What can be done to prevent bad breath?
    • What products can be used to eliminate or mask bad breath?
    • When should someone see a doctor about bad breath?
  • Oral Cancer The term oral cancer includes cancer of the mouth (oral cavity) and the back of the mouth (oropharynx). Red and white patches...learn more »
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    Oral Cancer Article
    • Oral cancer facts*
    • What is the oral cavity?
    • What is cancer?
    • Who's at risk for oral cancer?
    • What are the symptoms of oral cancer?
    • How is oral cancer diagnosed?
    • How is oral cancer treated?
    • Methods of treatment
    • What are the side effects of treatment for oral cancer?
    • What is rehabilitation for oral cancer?
    • What happens after treatment for oral cancer?
    • What does the future hold for patients with oral cancer?
    • What resources are available to patients with oral cancer?
  • Sleep (How to Get a Good Night's Sleep) A number of vital tasks carried out during sleep help maintain good health and enable people to function at their best. Sleep...learn more »
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    Sleep (How to Get a Good Night's Sleep) Article
    • What is sleep?
    • What causes the body to sleep?
    • What are the stages of sleep?
    • How long does it take to get REM sleep?
    • Why is REM sleep important?
    • What percentage of sleep should be deep sleep?
    • How much sleep does a person need?
    • Does the amount of sleep we need change as we age?
    • What are signs and symptoms of sleep deprivation?
    • What are and what causes sleep disorders?
    • How are sleep problems diagnosed?
    • How are sleep problems treated?
    • Sleep hygiene
    • Other therapies
    • Sleep aids (prescription and OTC)
    • Are sleep problems and disease related?
    • How can I get a good night's sleep?
  • Gum Problems Gum problems may be caused by improper brushing and flossing, gum disease, canker sores, treatments and hormonal changes....learn more »
    In This Article
    Gum Problems Article
    • Gum health introduction
    • What are common gum problems?
    • What causes gum problems?
    • What are the risk factors for gum problems?
    • What are signs and symptoms of gum problems?
    • How are gum problems diagnosed?
    • Can gum problems be a sign of something serious?
    • What is the treatment for gum problems? What are home remedies for gum problems?
    • What are the complications with gum problems?
    • What is the prognosis for gum problems?
    • What is the best way to care for your gums?
    • Is it possible to prevent gum problems?
  • Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding. Bruxism may be caused by stress or anxiety and often happens during sleep....learn more »
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    Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) Article
    • What is teeth grinding?
    • What are the dangers of teeth grinding?
    • What causes teeth grinding?
    • Who is at risk for teeth grinding?
    • What are symptoms and signs of teeth grinding?
    • What is the treatment for teeth grinding?
    • What is the prognosis for teeth grinding?
  • Oral Health and Bone Disease Osteoporosis may be linked to bone loss in the jaw, which in turn, leads to tooth loss. Low bone density may result in...learn more »
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    Oral Health and Bone Disease Article
    • Oral health and bone disease facts*
    • Introduction to oral health and bone disease
    • Skeletal bone density and dental concerns
    • Periodontal disease and bone health
    • The role of the dentist and dental X-rays
    • The effects of osteoporosis treatments on oral health
    • Taking steps for healthy bones