Gingivitis Stomatitis

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019 in Dental Health | 0 comments

Gingivitis Stomatitis

It is strongly recommended to take care of your oral health. Neglecting it will encourage bacteria to build up as plaque, causing tooth decay (cavities) and gingivitis, which can lead to periodontal (gum) disease. Gingivitis stomatitis is a highly contagious infection of the mouth. Its main symptoms include swollen and painful games, blisters and sores in the mouth. The sores usually develop under or on the tongue, on the cheeks, lips and gums.

What is Gingivitis Stomatitis?

As said, this infection is highly contagious and is spread through the saliva of an infected person or by direct contact with open sores or lesions. It’s common in children under the age of six but adults are known to suffer this infection too. Gingivitis Stomatitis is also known as herpetic stomatitis because it is caused by the herpes simplex virus.

Factors that cause rapid or severe inflammation include:
-Herpes Viruses.
-Bacteria
-Allergies
-Exposure to irritating and toxic substances and chemicals.
Chemotherapy and radiation
-Enteroviruses—for instance, coxsackievirus.

Symptoms
-Pain in the mouth and gums
-Red and swollen gums
-Blisters on the lips, gums, cheeks, tongue, and roof of the mouth
-Ulcer development in the mouth
-Drooling in small children
-Fever
-Loss of appetite and reluctant to drink or eat due to sores and blisters. gingivitis stomatitis

A study showed that 89% of kids with gingivitis stomatitis drank less water and had poor nutrition habits. As a parent, ensure your children take enough fluids and have a balanced diet.

Causes Of Gingivitis Stomatitis

  • Poor flossing and brushing activities
  • Coxsackievirus infection
  • Simplex herpes virus infection. This virus is the leading cause accounting for 90% of cases in children under six years.

Diagnosis Of Gingivitis Stomatitis

  • Examining the sores and lesions.
  • Proper scrutiny of the mouth, gums and tongue by a medical practitioner.
  • Review of a person’s medical history.

In most cases, doctors will make a visual inspection alone. If unclear, a swab test will be done and lab analysis is done in order to be certain.

Treatment

The treatment aims at providing relief from the painful sores and blisters and getting rid of the disease. You may do the following to relieve pain;

  • Taking over the counter pain relievers as prescribed.
  • Rinse your mouth with a cup of warm salt water(1/2 teaspoon salt)
  • Use medicated mouthwashes.
  • Drink a lot of water.
  • Eat soft food so as not to aggravate the condition such as smashed bananas and warm oatmeal.

A doctor will also prescribe acyclovir, which helps treat herpes simplex, chickenpox, shingles and enteroviruses. Taking this formula as prescribed will shorten the infections’ duration by 20 to 50%, rapid healing and return to proper eating habits.

Bottom line

Stomatitis is a highly contagious infection that depletes the mouth mucous membrane resulting in sores and blisters. Ensure you and your kids are well hydrated. In case of any symptoms, visit the nearest doctor as soon as possible.

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