Stomatitis is an inflammation of the oral cavity, that is that part of the mouth which includes: gums, cheeks, the palate, the internal part of lips and the tongue.

by La Direzione di Dentisti Italia 29-09-2008 3527 visualizzazioni
Main symptoms of stomatitis: 
  • the rise of the secretion of saliva
  • halitosis
  • bloody gums
  • swelling of lymph nodes
  • spontaneous pains, above all during mastication
  • flu
  • the appearence of aphtas
  • particularly reddened areas (of the oral cavity)



Main causes of stomatitis: 
  • bacteria, viruses, fungi
  • some kinds of angina (Paul-Vincent's angina)
  • irritating substances (tobacco, spices)
  • long antibiotic treatment (penicillis, tetracycline, chloramphenicol, etc.)
  • alimentary deficiency (e.g. vitamin C, vitamin B12, iron deficiency)
  • hot food or drink assumption
  • bad fitted dental prothesis or prothesis with sharp tips
  • bad oral hygiene
  • stress



Possible treatments for stomatitis: 
  • applications of corticosteroids on painful injuries
  • the use of antiseptic mouthwash (e.g. aqueous solution with 12% of clorexidine)



Suggestions in case of stomatitis:  
  • correct diet, rich in fruit and vegetables
  • care for oral hygiene
  • to be examinated by an oral pathologist when the problem arises

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