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What is stomatitis?

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Stomatitis, a general term for an inflamed and sore mouth, can disrupt a person's ability to eat, talk, and sleep. Stomatitis can occur anywhere in the mouth, including the inside of the cheeks, gums, tongue, lips, and palate.

From: Stomatitis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Scully, C. Journal of the American Dental Association.

Journal of the American Dental Association , March 2005.

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Mouth Sores: Insight into causes, treatment, and prevention."

Sol Silverman, DDS, professor of oral medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

Medline Plus.

University of Virginia Health System: "Dental and Oral Health."

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center: "Gynecologic Cancer Glossary."

Goroll, A. and Mulley, A. , 4th edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000. Primary Care Medicine: Office Evaluation and Management of the Adult Patient

American Dental Association: "Canker Sores, Cold Sores & Common Mouth Sores."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 11, 2019

SOURCES:

Scully, C. Journal of the American Dental Association.

Journal of the American Dental Association , March 2005.

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Mouth Sores: Insight into causes, treatment, and prevention."

Sol Silverman, DDS, professor of oral medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

Medline Plus.

University of Virginia Health System: "Dental and Oral Health."

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center: "Gynecologic Cancer Glossary."

Goroll, A. and Mulley, A. , 4th edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000. Primary Care Medicine: Office Evaluation and Management of the Adult Patient

American Dental Association: "Canker Sores, Cold Sores & Common Mouth Sores."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 11, 2019

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