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Minimal Waiting Times

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Exceptional Patient Care

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Precision for Long-Lasting Results

Our treatments are meticulously performed to reduce the chance of infection and relapse, providing you with precise care that yields enduring outcomes for your oral health.

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Expert periodontists in Sydney treating oral inflammation and mouth sores

Smile Specialist Suite, is your trusted periodontist in Sydney for expert care in treating oral infections. Our experienced periodontists specialise in addressing all types of oral inflammation and mouth sores, ensuring you receive the best treatment and care.

Our experts offer leading treatment for your mouth infection to restore oral health, ensuring a happy smile.

What is a mouth infection?

A mouth (oral) infection is a condition where harmful bacteria, viruses, or fungi cause inflammation and sores in the soft tissues of your mouth. These soft tissues include your gums, tongue, lips, cheeks, and the bottom and roof of your mouth.

mouth infection
Mouth sores develop in the soft tissues such as the inner cheeks, tongue, lips or roof of your mouth. Mouth ulcers and cold sores (caused by the herpes virus) are among the most common oral infections dentists see.

What are the most common oral infections?

There are several different types of mouth sores, or infections, with common oral infections including:

  • Dental cavities: are one of the most common forms of mouth sores or infections They are holes in your teeth that are caused by tooth decay.
  • Gingivitis and periodontitis: Gingivitis is an early stage of periodontal disease, which can lead to periodontitis (a more serious periodontal disease) if not treated.
  • Oral thrush: A yeast (oral fungal) infection caused by candida.
    Herpes Simplex Virus: A viral infection that causes cold sores.
  • Hand, foot and mouth disease: A virus (Coxsackie) typically affects babies, toddlers and school-aged children.
  • Herpangina: An infection similar to hand, foot and mouth disease, with fever, sore throat, difficulty swallowing and mouth sores.
  • Canker sores: Painful ulcers that occur inside the mouth.

What causes oral inflammation and infection?

A variety of factors can cause a mouth infection or oral inflammation, each leading to different symptoms and requiring specific treatments.

Viral oral infections

Viral infections in the mouth are quite common and can lead to various symptoms. The most common of these are cold sores, caused by the herpes simplex virus. This virus leads to painful, fluid-filled blisters usually around the lips, but they can also appear inside the mouth. These infections are typically recurring, often triggered by factors like stress or illness.

Bacterial oral infections

Bacteria are a major cause of oral infections, particularly in the gums. Gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, and periodontitis, a more advanced stage, are primarily caused by bacterial buildup along and below the gum line. These infections can lead to red, swollen gums, and bleeding, and if untreated, can result in tooth loss and damage to the jawbone.

Health conditions

There are many health conditions that may increase your risk of developing mouth sores:

  • Coeliac disease.
  • Chron’s disease.
  • Anaemia.
  • Mononucleosis (glandular fever).
  • HIV and AIDs.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
  • Cancer, or more specifically people who are having radiation therapy to their neck, face or head.

Other causes

Not all mouth sores are caused by viral or bacterial infections. There are several other factors that may lead you to develop mouth sores.

  • Stress can lead to a weakened immune system, making it harder to fight off infections.
  • Biting the inside of your cheeks, lip or tongue.
  • Hormonal changes especially during pregnancy, puberty, and menopause, can make gums more susceptible to infections.
  • Certain medications, particularly those that reduce saliva flow, can increase the risk of oral infections.
  • Poor oral hygiene, inadequate brushing and flossing lead to plaque buildup, which is a prime environment for bacteria to thrive and cause infections.
  • Smoking and tobacco products.
  • Burning your mouth on hot drinks or food.
  • Orthodontic or dental devices like braces can cause irritation.

Understanding these various causes helps in identifying the appropriate treatment and preventative measures, ensuring the maintenance of healthy gums and mouth.

mouth infection
Oral herpes outbreaks (cold sores) present as skin blisters on or around your mouth. This type of oral infection spreads through contact whilst the little blisters are present.

What is a mouth infection?

A mouth (oral) infection is a condition where harmful bacteria, viruses, or fungi cause inflammation and sores in the soft tissues of your mouth. These soft tissues include your gums, tongue, lips, cheeks, and the bottom and roof of your mouth.

What are the most common oral infections?

There are several different types of mouth sores, or infections, with common oral infections including:

  • Dental cavities: are one of the most common forms of mouth sores or infections They are holes in your teeth that are caused by tooth decay.
  • Gingivitis and periodontitis: Gingivitis is an early stage of periodontal disease, which can lead to periodontitis (a more serious periodontal disease) if not treated.
  • Oral thrush: A yeast (oral fungal) infection caused by candida.
    Herpes Simplex Virus: A viral infection that causes cold sores.
  • Hand, foot and mouth disease: A virus (Coxsackie) typically affects babies, toddlers and school-aged children.
  • Herpangina: An infection similar to hand, foot and mouth disease, with fever, sore throat, difficulty swallowing and mouth sores.
  • Canker sores: Painful ulcers that occur inside the mouth.

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What are the signs and symptoms
of a mouth infection?

The signs and symptoms of mouth sores and infections can vary depending on the cause and what type of oral infection you are suffering. The most common symptoms you may experience are:

  • Swelling or redness in the gums or mouth.
    Tingling, burning or pain in the mouth, lips or throat.
  • White patches, ulcers, blisters or sores inside the oral cavity.
  • Bad breath or a foul taste in your mouth.
  • Bleeding gums, especially when brushing or flossing.
  • Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia).

How is an oral infection diagnosed?

Diagnosis of a mouth sore typically involves a thorough oral examination, a review of your medical history, and possibly lab tests like blood work or culture of the affected area. Most mouth disease is able to be diagnosed based on what the mouth sores look like and your signs and symptoms.

mouth infection
There are many different causes of mouth inflammation or infections. Your dentist or periodontist is an expert, from a canker sore or cold sore to thrush or herpangina they can determine what is the cause of your issues and treat it accordingly.

What is the treatment for oral inflammation and infections?

The treatment depends on the type, severity and cause of your mouth sores. Some examples of therapy you can expect are:

  • Fungal infection oral treatment includes anti-fungal medications or topical ointments.
  • Antiviral drugs for viral infections.
  • A topical anti-viral ointment for cold sores.
  • Oral bacterial infection treatment includes antibiotic medications or creams.
  • Professional cleaning and care for infections like gingivitis or periodontitis.
  • Pain relief and anti-inflammatory medications for canker sores, ulcers or other viral infections.
Treatments

How much does treatment cost?

The initial consultation with our periodontist at Smile Specialist Suites is $398. During this one-hour appointment, we will conduct a thorough examination and create a personalised treatment plan for you. This personalised plan will determine how much treatment for your condition and how much it will cost as each condition can vary from individual.

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With our expert care, you will find your radiant, healthy smile once more!

Why choose Smile Specialist Suite for mouth infection treatment in Sydney?

At Smile Specialist Suite, our expert periodontists are experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of mouth infections. We combine state-of-the-art technology with a compassionate, patient-first approach to ensure the most effective treatment and care.

Trust us for specialised treatment to restore the health and comfort of your mouth for a vibrant smile. Contact us today!

Where can I find treatment for
mouth sores near me?

We have conveniently located clinics where you can find expert treatment for your mouth sore in Neutral Bay or Newcastle.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

The primary cause of mouth infections is the buildup of harmful bacteria. Other causes include viruses (like the herpes simplex virus), fungal infections (such as oral thrush), and various external factors like not practising good oral hygiene, stress, and certain medications.

One of the most common mouth infections is gingivitis, a mild form of periodontal disease (gum disease) caused by bacterial and plaque buildup. Other common infections include oral thrush, canker sores, and herpes simplex virus leading to cold sores.

Yes, some mouth sores can be prevented with good oral hygiene practices, such as regular brushing and flossing, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle including a balanced diet and stress management. Avoiding known triggers, such as certain foods or stressors, can also help prevent outbreaks.

Mouth sores can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. People with a weakened immune system, those under stress, individuals with bad oral hygiene, and those who smoke or consume alcohol excessively are more susceptible.

Some mouth sores, especially those caused by viral infections like cold sores, are contagious. They can be spread through close personal contact, such as kissing or sharing utensils. However other sores, such as canker sores or dental cavities are not contagious.

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