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Dental Offices located in Spanish Fort AL

MOUTH SORES & INFECTIONS

 

Mouth sores come in all different shapes and sizes…..and types!  It can develop around the mouth or inside the mouth.  Some are painful, some are not so pleasing to the eyes, and some can be a sign of something more serious.  If your sore does not go away within 10 days, you need to speak to your dentist.  If you think you might have an infection, talk to your dentist as soon as possible to help eliminate complications. 

Signs & Symptoms    #sweetwaterdentist

These are the most common soft-tissue disturbances and also some advice from the ADA on how you can treat them:     Dental Offices located in Spanish Fort AL

·Candidiasis:  This is also known as “thrush”.  It is a fungal infection that occurs in the mouth or throat because there is an overgrowth of yeast.  Symptoms can include white spots inside the mouth or on the tongue, a sore throat and difficulty swallowing. 

·Canker Sores:  small lesions in white or yellow and they will have a red border.  Canker sores develop in the mouth on the tongue, cheek areas, lips, gum line or throat area.  These sores are not contagious. Dental Offices located in Spanish Fort AL

·Cold Sores:  This type of sore will appear as a cluster of red, raised blisters outside the mouth. #downbythebay Usually they are found around the lips, but they also can develop under the nose or under the chin.  Cold Sores are highly contagious. 

·Tooth Abscess:  An abscess occurs when there is a bacterial infection in the nerve of the tooth.  Symptoms include severe toothache, pain, sensitivity to hot and cold beverages or food, a fever and swollen lymph nodes. Dental Offices located in Spanish Fort AL

 

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