This post discusses stomatitis. Stomatitis is the proper term for something the dentists at Town Dental Group in Mint Hill see frequently: non-specific irritations found in the mouth.

Stomatitis is commonly caused by cold sores, gum disease, or even from biting the inside of the mouth. Any time the membranes in the mouth become inflamed, they are referred to as stomatitis.

Most people have probably suffered from stomatitis at one time or another, and don’t think it’s a big deal. The good news is that they are usually right, because the majority of these irritations clear up on their own in less than two weeks. While they might affect the ability to speak or eat or fall asleep, they are typically just a temporary inconvenience.

However, there are cases where a bacterial or a viral infection can occur in these areas of inflammation.

Because of this possibility, you should let us know of these issues. Even if  there is no infection present, we can help you treat the symptoms of stomatitis.

At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we provide the highest quality general and cosmetic dentistry for patients of all ages. We also offer emergency dental care, and oral surgery. Schedule an appointment with us today.