Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Stomatitis Overview

What is stomatitis?
A person with stomatitis has inflammation of the lining of the mouth, usually caused by a bacterial infection or viral infection. Less common causes include malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies.

What are the symptoms of stomatitis?
Symptoms of stomatitis may include mouth pain, mouth swelling, mouth sores, mouth ulcers, gum pain, gum swelling, or bad breath.

How does the doctor treat stomatitis?
Treatment for stomatitis may include oral antibiotics, antiseptic mouthwash, hydrogen peroxide rinses, regular brushing and flossing, and professional dental cleaning.

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Last Updated: Sep 29, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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