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 for San Diego dental patients. Marcos Ortega DDS offers versatile dental services to ensure our valued patient’s comfort.
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, then you know that stomatitis can impact the lives of Hillcrest, Mission Hills, and Bankers Hill 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.
However, your San Diego dentist can determine if it is caused by a viral or bacterial infection, and they can also advise you on treating the symptoms of stomatitis with pain relievers and at-home remedies such as salt water rinses.
Hi. I’m Dr. Marcos Ortega of Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. I help my patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. If you have any questions about smile makeovers, give us a call at 619-295-4545.
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