In this post from Stephen T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco, we are going to talk about stomatitis. Stomatitis is the technical term for something very common: non-specific irritations found in the mouth.
Stomatitis is commonly caused by cold sores, gum disease, or even from biting the inside of the mouth. Any time the membranes in the mouth become inflamed, they are referred to as stomatitis.
Most people have probably suffered from stomatitis and not given it a second thought. They are usually right, because most of these irritations clear up on their own in less than two weeks. While they might affect the ability to speak or eat or fall asleep, they are commonly just a temporary inconvenience.
However, there are cases where a bacterial or a viral infection can occur in these areas of inflammation.
Because of this possibility, we should be aware of these issues. Even if there is no infection present, we can always help you treat the symptoms.
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