What is Stomatitis

Posted on : 09-07-2013 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Stomatitis is an inflammation of the mucous lining of any of the structures in the mouth, which may involve the cheeks, gums, tongue, lips, throat, and roof or floor of the mouth. Stomatitis, a non-specific term for an inflamed and sore mouth, can disrupt a person’s ability to eat, talk, and sleep. Stomatitis can occur anywhere within the mouth, including the inside of the cheeks, gums, tongue, lips, and palate.


Causes For Stomatitis

  • Bad oral hygiene
  • Badly fitting fixtures such as dentures or braces
  • Burning due to hot food or drink
  • Medical problems such as leukemia or Chrohn’s disease

Symptoms of Stomatitis

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Stomatitis includes symptoms listed below

  • Heat
  • Pain
  • Increased flow of saliva
  • Foul smelling of breath
  • Restlessness
  • Sometimes fever
  • Mouth inflammation
  • Sore mouth
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Sore oral membranes
  • Oral membrane ulcers
  • Bad breath
  • Oral bleeding
  • Blood in saliva


Stomatitis Treatment

  • Good oral hygiene
  • Use a soft toothbrush and brush your teeth gently
  • Brushing the teeth at least once a day (preferably twice-before sleeping and on waking up)
  • Adequate use of antiseptic mouth wash
  • Balanced diet


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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