Ouch! The mouth is a bad place for injuries, sores, or inflammation. It seems that even the smallest irritation in the mouth can cause serious discomfort. If you experience this, tell us at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ.
These non-specific irritations in the mouth have a name. They are called stomatitis.
A good general 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. If you suffer from mouth sores, you know that stomatitis can really impact the lives of Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton residents.
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.
At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ we can determine if it is caused by a viral or bacterial infection, and advise you on treatment. We also have an office in Fortuna Foothills. People from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton come to our practice for general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule a checkup today!