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What is the treatment for mouth infection?

What is the treatment for mouth infection?

Some cases may require the dentist to remove areas of the gums or tissues. More severe and persistent infections may need treatment with oral antibiotics. In some cases, dentists may inject antibiotics directly into the area to help clear out the infection.

What causes mouth infection in children?

Thrush is a mouth infection that is common in babies and children. Symptoms include white or yellow velvety patches in the mouth. Thrush is caused by a type of fungus called Candida. Candida is found naturally on the skin and in the mouth.

What kind of doctor should I see about my mouth infection?

If it is a localized area of swelling, especially if it is related to your gums or a tooth, then you should start with a general dentist, who can determine the cause of the problem and refer you to a oral surgeon if necessary.

What happens if you have a bacterial infection in your mouth?

Bacteria in mouth can cause infections, dental caries, gum disease and other typical mouth infections in both children and adults. Dental caries, also referred to as tooth decay or cavity, is a bacterial infection that causes demineralization and damage of the difficult tissues (enamel, dentin, and cementum).

How to know if your child has an oral infection?

Symptoms include swollen gums and small blisters. The child may develop a fever, feel irritable, and tired. A few days after the small blisters appear on the gums, ulcers usually appear around the mouth. These blisters and ulcers heal themselves, just like sores in adults.

What to do if your child has a tooth infection?

When a child complains about tooth or mouth pain, parents will quickly do a visual check for the telltale signs of a cavity. However, when it comes to an infected tooth, it’s sometimes difficult to spot.

What should I do if my child has a cut in his mouth?

Avoid citrus, salty, or spicy foods. Rinse the wound with warm water right away after meals. Small cuts and scrapes inside the mouth heal up in 3 or 4 days. Infections of mouth injuries are rare. And remember, contact your doctor if your child develops any of the ‘Call Your Doctor’ symptoms.

What should I do if I have an infection in my mouth?

A therapeutic rinse composed of salt and warm water is based for children. The rinse can help to safely relieve some of the pain caused by the infection in the mouth and throat. In addition to a rinse, plenty of hydration is often recommended for recovery.

What do doctors need to know about mouth sores?

Doctors need to know about all currently known conditions that might cause mouth sores (such as herpes simplex, Behçet disease, or inflammatory bowel disease ), conditions that are risk factors for mouth sores (such as a weakened immune system, cancer, or HIV infection), and the person’s sexual history. Doctors then do a physical examination.

What to do if your child has hand foot and mouth disease?

Keep it on the mouth blisters as long as possible. Then have your child spit it out or swallow it. Children with hand, foot, and mouth disease need to drink plenty of fluids. Call your pediatrician now or go to the ER if you suspect your child is dehydrated. See Signs of Dehydration in Infants & Children for more information.