Many Different Viruses Can Leave Your Mouth Less Healthy
Posted on 7/12/2021 by Alexandra Garcia DDS MS
When someone has a virus in their body, it can not only affect how you feel, but it can also affect your mouth. Some viruses wreak havoc on your gums, others irritate your throat, and still other viruses show up on the lining of your cheeks. Regardless of the location, viruses can leave your mouth less healthy.
Viruses That Leave a Mark in Your Mouth
Mouth sores, for instance can be caused by viral infections. They are characteristically red areas of swelling in the lining of the mouth. Ulcers, a term used synonymously with mouth sores, may also be white. Dead cells and food debris maybe in the inner portion of the ulcer. There are many different types of mouth sores. The viruses herpes simplex and herpes zoster are often responsible for mouth sores. However, many other viruses can cause mouth sores.
Varicella-zoster is the virus behind for chickenpox as well as shingles. Many say this virus never leaves the body. This virus can leave your mouth less healthy as it can cause multiple sores in your mouth. Occasionally, the mouth remains painful for a long time after the sores have healed.
We Want to Work With You
Since viruses can leave your mouth less healthy, it is important to have regular checkups in our office. We can discuss your medical history and help to diagnose any mouth issues you may have from previous viruses. We will work with you to see how you can reduce inflammation and improve your oral health. Lowering inflammation will go a long way to reducing any unfavorable symptoms your have in your mouth as well as the rest of your body. Choose to eat anti-inflammatory foods, exercise more, and reduce your stress level. Give us a call today to take one step closer to a healthy mouth, and a healthy body.
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