Ouch! The mouth is a bad place for injuries, sores, or inflammation. Small irritations may not threaten your dental health, but threy can cause serious discomfort. We can help with them at OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City.
Non-specific irritations in the mouth are called stomatitis. A good general definition for stomatitis is the inflammation of the membranes in the mouth. They usually affect the ability to speak, eat, and even get to sleep at night.
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 advise you on treating the symptoms of stomatitis with pain relievers and at-home remedies such as salt water rinses.
At OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City, your dental health is our top priority. We’ve seen hundreds of cases of stomatitis. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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