Ouch! The mouth is a bad place for injuries, sores, or inflammation. Even the smallest irritation can cause serious discomfort. If you’ve got a mouth sore, let us know about it at Jordan Landing Smiles.
These non-specific irritations in the mouth have a name. They are called stomatitis. A good definition for stomatitis is the inflammation of the membranes in the mouth. These usually affect a person’s 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.
However, 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.
At West Jordan Dental Office, we see cases of stomatitis on a regular basis. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.