Mouth Disease

The symptoms and severity of mouth disease can vary greatly, ranging from a mild case all the way to a case so severe that it is considered irreversible. The best approach is to take steps to prevent mouse disease from occurring at all. Important steps in the prevention of mouth disease include proper oral hygiene and the maintenance of health habits.

The mildest form of mouth disease is mouth sores. They can range from canker sores brought on by irritation from any one of a number of sources, including food allergies, dental work, or biting of any part of the mouth. Viral mouth sores, like cold sores, are a type of mouth sores than can be contagious. Over the counter antibiotics and ointments can often treat these mouth diseases.

Another form of mouth disease is gum disease. The mildest form of gum disease is gingivitis, while periodontitis is a very severe case. If gum disease is left undiagnosed and untreated, it can spread to multiple teeth and thus spread the damage to numerous teeth and nerve endings.

The most severe type of mouth disease is oral cancer. It can be caused by a multitude of things, including, most notable, smoking or chewing tobacco. The early detection of oral cancer by your Bartlesville dentist is vital to the treatment and possible cure. The same is true of other forms of mouth disease. It is also imperative to discontinue these bad habits before gum disease and overall health deteriorate.