Stomatitis: Types, causes and treatment
Stomatitis is an
inflammation disease of the mouth that affects mucous membranes or skin
coverings on the inside of your mouth. The protective skin coverings produce
mucous to protect teeth and line the digestive system.
- The different types of stomatitis are glossitis, gingivitis,
cheilitis and pharyngitis.
- Causes include yeast
infections, chemotherapy, viral infections, STDs, stress, xerostomia,
medications, malnutrition tobacco use and trauma.
- Symptoms are mouth ulcers, red patches, swelling, blisters,
recurring lesions and oral dysaesthesia.
Your dentist might suggest topical
ointments, change of diet or medication for treatment.
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