Best Dentist in IndiaCavities, wisdom tooth extraction, implants and veneers all sound so familiar in today’s oral healthcare scenario. But did you know that a number of uncommon oral issues trouble and confuse people all over the world? Unveiling the confusion around this, Smilekraft Dentistry’s Dr. Priyank Mathur sheds light on some uncommon oral problems people can suffer from. Part one of this four-part blog looks at Candidiasis, more commonly known as Oral Thrush. Known to occur because a yeast germ replicates in large numbers in the mouth, Candidiasis or Oral Thrush is usually seen in patients who are very young, elderly or live with weakened immune systems. The infection can also be caused by dry mouth, wearing dentures or a bacterial imbalance following a course of oral antibiotics. A red sore mouth, cracked, red areas just outside the mouth as well as difficulty with swallowing food or water are some of the most common symptoms associated with Candidiasis. In some cases, creamy white spots develop in the mouth and on the tongue with the sense of taste being affected in severe cases. Your dentist will usually diagnose oral thrush by your typical symptoms and the typical appearance in your mouth. Most often, thrush can be treated with an oral anti-fungal medication and will clear up in a few weeks. While you work hard to keep your teeth and gums healthy, uncommon issues such as thrush may cause you to worry or panic. If you suspect you are dealing with Candidiasis, consult your dentist as soon as possible. With Smilekraft Dentistry, help is just an appointment away.