The Causes of Chronic Mouth Infections

There are many things that can cause a chronic mouth infection and the cause can range from a serious problem to something very minor.

A chronic mouth infection may involve the tonsils, lips, cheeks, gums, and teeth.

Usually, the floor of the mouth or the tongue doesn’t become infected, but if they do it’s usually the result so trauma. A chronic mouth infection may aggravate a systemic disease or a TMJ problem, cause a problem when chewing, cause bad breath, and be painful.

When a tooth dies it causes a tooth to become infected but can be treated with a root canal or a tooth extraction. Tooth abscesses cause dental infections and if they aren’t treated aggressively that may become serious.

Most people have experienced an itchy feeling inside their mouth accompanied by small burning yellowish/whit spots. When the person tried to taste their favorite food the thrush in their mouth gave them the sensation that there was something very hot their mouth, which couldn’t be spit out and they simply had to withstand the burning pain.

If you have oral thrush and you’re a healthy adult, you might be able to control the infection by taking acidophilus liquid or capsules or by eating unsweetened yogurt.

Acidophilus is usually available in many drugstores and natural food stores. In order to maintain their potency, some brands have to be kept refrigerated. Acidophilus and yogurt help to restore the normal bacterial flora in your body but they won’t destroy the fungus. If this doesn’t work, your dentist or physician can prescribe an antifungal medication.

There are small amounts of the canidida fungus that are present on the skin, in the digestive tract, and in the mouth of most healthy people and are normally kept in check by other microorganisms and that are also present in the body.

But, there are some medications, stress, and some illnesses that may disturb this delicate balance, resulting in the canidida fungus to grow out of control which results in an infection.

The two most common forms of the herpes virus are simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and herpes virus simplex type 1 (HSV-1). HSV-2 is usually associated with genital herpes infections and thirty percent of the population in the United States that are between the ages of 25 and 45 is exposed to this virus.

HSV-1 is usually associated with infections of the oral cavity and ninety percent of the population in the United States is exposed to this virus. But research has demonstrated that both types of HSV can infect both the genitals and the mouth.

There are also small amounts of fungus that exist normally in your mouth and your digestive tract that help your immune system. Whenever, for whatever reason, your body and immune system is out of balance, too much fungus may grow. This fungus is known as Candida albicans and can grow well beyond what the body can deal with.

An overgrowth of yeast is one common cause of mouth infections. Much the same as the forms of skin fungus, knowing the symptoms of a yeast infection can help you understand and identify what is happening in your body.

Heredity is an uncontrollable risk factor that plays a significant role in the health of your mouth. The overall strength of your teeth is usually passed down from a parent their children. The controllable risk factors include poor nutrition and neglect.

Long term chronic mouth infections may result in serious complications including septic poisoning, blood infections, chronic fatigue, and even death in rare cases. The complications from undiagnosed conjoining diseases are countless.

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