tooth pulled and ended up with fungus in gums

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   Posted 2/5/2010 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
just wondering if it happened anyone before.
gums and mouth very sore got flagil and pontan
for it quite sore i can tell u
im a 40 yr old woman who has CD since 1993..
current medication is pentassa and purinethol.

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   Posted 2/5/2010 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   


Not strictly fungus in the gums after a tooth extraction but my son had a fungus flare up in his mouth just before xmas. He was put on fungilin (amphotericin) lozenges to knock it back. I did read somewhere that it could be caused by anti-biotics used to treat Crohn's(knocks out both the good and bad bacteria) Within a couple of days it had stabilised again

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   Posted 2/5/2010 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Never had fungus in the gums and I wouldn't recommend this while your pocket is healing, however, I use baking soda for toothpaste to help ward off fungal growth in my mouth every single day! Notice I did not say toothpaste with baking soda in it. Not only antibiotics can cause fungal infections but prednisone has flared up a many case of oral thrush as well. Been there once...don't plan on going back. Controling the acidity in the mouth is good for the teeth anyway! i.e.; bad cola! Hope it clears up soon for you!
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