Ouch! The mouth is a bad place for injuries, sores, or inflammation. Even a small irritation can cause serious discomfort. At Southern York Smile Care in Shrewsbury PA, we can address these dental health problems.
First of all, non-specific irritations in the mouth have a name. They are called stomatitis.
A good general definition for stomatitis is an inflammation of the membranes in the mouth. These can 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 life.
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.