Diagnostic Tests for Mouth infections
Diagnostic Test list for Mouth infections:
The list of diagnostic tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Mouth infections
- Physical examination
- Examine health of mouth, gums and teeth
- Inspect and tap each tooth for tenderness which may indicate a alveolar abscess
- Feel cervical lymph nodes (glands) for enlargement - e.g. with lip cancers, herpes simplex labialis.
- Blood tests
- Full blood count and ESR
- Blood sugar to diagnose Diabetes
- HIV serology, if indicated
- Raised Immunoglobulin levels and presence of certain autoantibodies may suggest diagnosis of Sjogren's syndrome - e.g. Rheumatoid factor, antinuclear antibodies, antimitochondrial antibodies, Anti-Ro (SSA) antibodies.
- Plasma ascorbic acid level if suspect scurvy
- Radiological investigations
- X-Ray of teeth to look for dental caries or abscess
- Swab of any ulcer - for viral and bacterial culture.
- Skin or mucosal (lining of the oral cavity) biopsy - may be required to assist diagnosis.
- Skin scraping of the lip or mouth surface - if suspect Candida infection (not uncommon in people with HIV disease).
Home Diagnostic Testing
These home medical tests may be relevant to Mouth infections causes:
- Cold & Flu: Home Testing:
Conditions listing medical symptoms: Mouth infections:
The following list of conditions
have 'Mouth infections' or similar
listed as a symptom in our database.
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Conditions listing medical complications: Mouth infections:
The following list of medical conditions have 'Mouth infections'
or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.
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