Ouch! The mouth is a bad place for injuries, sores, or inflammation. This post from Town Dental Group in Mint Hill looks at these non-specific irritations in the mouth, which are called stomatitis.
A good general definition for stomatitis is the inflammation of the membranes in the mouth. These can affect the ability to speak, eat, and even get to sleep at night. If you suffer from mouth sores, you know just what we mean.
Some common causes of stomatitis can be canker sores, cold sores, gum disease, 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.
We can determine if it is caused by a viral or bacterial infection, and also advise you on treating the symptoms of stomatitis with pain relievers and at-home remedies such as salt water rinses.
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