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Stomatitis-All You Should Know

stomatitisStomatitis is a condition characterized by sore or inflamed mouth that can disrupt the ability of a person to talk, eat or sleep. This condition can occur in any part of the mouth, including the gums, lips, tongue, palate and inside of the cheeks.

Kinds of Stomatitis

Types of stomatitis include:

Aphthous ulcer or canker sores:

Aphthous ulcer is a single yellow or pale ulcer with a red border or a cluster of mouth ulcers, normally on the tongue, inside the tip or cheeks.

Fever blisters and cold sores:

Cold sores are blisters usually found on the lips filled with fluid. A person with cold sores experience burning, tenderness or tingling before the blisters actually appear around or on the lips.

Mouth irritation:

Mouth irritation can be a result of:

  • Biting your lip, cheek or tongue
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Wearing any type of dentures or braces
  • Having a broken, sharp tooth
  • Burning your mouth from hot drinks or foods
  • Being afflicted with autoimmune diseases, such as Crohn’s disease, Behcet’s disease or lupus
  • Having hypersensitivity to some foods or medicines
  • Having gingivitis or some other mouth infection
  • Taking drugs like chemotherapeutic agents, medications, antibiotics for rheumatoid arthritis, or medications for epilepsy
  • Exposure to radiation as a treatment of cancer

Causes of Stomatitis

The causes of stomatitis include canker sores and cold sores.

Symptoms of Stomatitis

Symptoms of stomatitis include:

  • Painful Canker sores that last for 5 to 10 days
  • Painful cold sores that usually go away within 7 to 10 days
  • Cold sores connected with flu or cold symptoms

Make sure to schedule an appointment with a professional dentist at Brighton Implant Clinic if you experience mouth sores that don’t heal within two weeks. For more information please feel free to Contact Brighton Implant Clinic or Call us on 0800 111 6623 .