Treatment of Stomatitis

Posted on : 02-08-2013 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Stomatitis is basically an inflammation of the mucous lining of the mouth. Because there are many causes for inflammation, there are different kinds of stomatitis. All of them can make a person miserable. Stomatitis affects eating and speaking and is very painful. Stomatitis can produce very bad breath and can even make a person look bad. Unfortunately, there are no “instant” cures for any of the forms of stomatitis. Treating it requires attention to detail and persistence.

                     

Treatment of Stomatitis

1. A common cause is a sudden increase in the consumption of fruits like melons or berries when they come into season. Beginning a new vitamin, drinking more hot coffee, drinking more soft drinks, increasing alcohol consumption, having recently been on an antibiotic, or having had recent dental work are other causes.

2. Practice good hygiene. Improve your symptoms and speed recovery by practicing good mouth hygiene and avoiding trauma. Rinse your mouth 3 to 4 times per day with a salt water solution–not a mouthwash.

3. Avoid traumatizing foods like peanuts, chips, hard candies, hard vegetables and tacos as well as chewing gum. Use a soft bristled tooth brush.

4. See your doctor.This is important because there are many
illnesses, some serious, that can cause stomatitis. Your
doctor may need to do testing or prescribe specific
medications.

5. See your doctor if you have recurrent ulcers. These small ulcers can be exceedingly painful, particularly if they occur on the tongue. They respond well to cauterization.

For further details take guidelines from your dentist. You may call Dr. Haddon Suttner for any type of dental problems on 02 9365 6197. For details about the services visit Dentist Bondi.

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