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Mouth Sores And Infections

Posted on 8/8/2022 by Water's Edge Dental
Mouth Sores And InfectionsMouth sores are common among people of all ages. Mouth sores appear in different sizes and shapes. They also affect various parts of the mouth differently. Some may be harmless, while others may be signs of more serious complications. We are going to discuss the different types of mouth sores and infections.

Mouth Sores

They are painful lesions that form on the soft tissues of the mouth. They appear differently on the mouth's gums, lips, cheeks, floor, or roof. There are different types of mouth sores. Canker sores, also called mouth ulcers, are the most common form of mouth sores. They appear in the middle in red with white, gray, or yellow colors. They fade away on their own in a fortnight and are not contagious. The herpes simplex virus causes cold sores or simply fever blisters. Some of these sores are contagious and spread by the exchange of food or via kissing. Gingivostomatitis is when there is a bacterial infection in the mouth. It is mostly reported in children with cold sores on the lips and gums. Thrush sores are also called candidiasis. The infection is yeast-based inside the mouth. People with thrush have creamy white sores on the tongue, gums, and cheeks. Thrush is not contagious but mostly affects dentures wearers.

Causes and Symptoms

Biting the lips or tongue may lead to the development of sores and mouth irritations from braces and other devices. Additionally, use a hard-bristled toothbrush and extreme brushing of teeth. The use of tobacco and similar drugs may cause blisters or ulcers in the mouth leading to sore infections. Hormonal changes and stress also cause sores in the mouth. The symptoms of mouth sores include bleeding, blisters in the mouth, ulceration, difficulty when swallowing, difficulty in eating, and burning sensations.

Treatment and Offering care

Dentist's advice on regular oral hygiene. Constant visits to the dentist may be very helpful. Take care of your stress through meditation. Eat healthy and balanced meals. Please consult us for more on mouth sores.

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