Ouch! The mouth is a bad place for injuries, sores, or inflammation. It seems that even the smallest irritation in the mouth can cause serious discomfort for Lake Ozark dental patients.
Inflammation Causes Stomatitis
These non-specific irritations in the mouth have a name. They are called stomatitis.
A good general definition for stomatitis is the inflammation of the membranes in the mouth. These usually affect a person’s ability to speak, eat, and even get to sleep at night. If you suffer from mouth sores, you know that stomatitis can really impact your quality of life.
Do You Get a Lot of Mouth Sores?
Some common causes of stomatitis can be canker sores, cold sores, biting the inside of your mouth or your tongue, burning your mouth, and irritation caused by braces or broken teeth. Many sores in the mouth will generally clear up on their own in less than two weeks.
You May Have an Infection
However, your dentist can identify if it is caused by a viral or bacterial infection, and they can also advise you on treating the symptoms of stomatitis with pain relievers and at-home remedies such as salt water rinses.
Hi. I’m Doctor Ronald Massie of Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark. I help my patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. If you have any questions about mouth sores, give us a call at 573-365-0220.
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