Stomatitis is the technical term for something The Sugar House Dentist in Salt Lake City sees every day: irritations found in the mouth.
There are two main types of stomatitis: canker sores, and cold sores.
Canker sores may appear individually or in clusters. They usually occur on the inside of the lips or the cheek, but they can also be on the tongue. They can be painful, but most of them are minor and clear up within a week or two.
Cold sores usually appear near the edge of the mouth, on or around the lips. They are usually small and painful. They’re caused by the herpes virus (HSV) and are also known as herpes stomatitis.
Cold sores usually last about a week. They are very contagious, and can keep coming back.
While most cases of stomatitis clear up on their own, there are cases where a bacterial or a viral infection can occur in these areas of inflammation. Because of this possibility, let us know if you have a stomatitis when you come to an appointment.
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