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Thrush is an oral infection that is typically caused by candida fungus. Usually, healthy people have this bacteria present in the mouth, but it’s kept in check by other bacteria and microorganisms. However, sometimes stress, medication, and illnesses can create an imbalance in the oral bacteria, causing thrush.

To help you keep an eye out for thrush in Brookfield, Connecticut, our Brookfield Family Dentistry, LLC team would like to teach you more about the dental issue, including the:

Causes

Some causes of thrush include:

-Medications, like corticosteroids, antibiotics, and birth control pills

-Illnesses or medical situations, like uncontrolled diabetes, HIV infection, cancer, dry mouth, and hormonal changes during pregnancy

Symptoms

The main symptom of thrush is a creamy white and slightly raised lesion in your mouth. It typically grows on your tongue, inner cheeks, root of your mouth, gums, tonsils, or back of your throat. The lesion usually appears suddenly and it sticks around for a long period of time.

Treatments
Treatments for thrush generally include taking prescribed medication, like antifungal medication, to eliminate the infection. Sometimes your dentist will provide a dental treatment that will be specific for your age and the reason for the thrush.

For more information and details, please call our office at 203.775.6167. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Marianne Morelli, if you think you might be a victim of this problem. We are happy to help you in any way we can!