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What Are the Most Common Mouth Disease Symptoms?

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Mouth disease symptoms are usually very easy to distinguish due to the pain and swelling, or obvious color changes, that usually accompanies them. There are various different types of mouth diseases that may have to be medically treated, such as the hand, foot and mouth disease, gingivitis, and thrush. Each of these three common types of oral health problems can all have different mouth disease symptoms, but they are all apparent by the swelling caused, color changes within the mouth, and the pain and discomfort that almost allows pertains to any type of oral condition.

One of the most common types of diseases, especially in younger children, is the hand, foot, and mouth disease. Mouth disease symptoms that accompany this medical condition can include a fever, sore throat, loss of appetite, irritability, and various other side effects that are usually related to the common cold or flu. The one symptom that sets this affliction apart from a case of the basic cold or flu is the red blisters that form in and around the mouth. These blisters can cause swelling and severe pain, depending upon where they are located and how often they are hit when chewing and swallowing.

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The second of the mouth disease symptoms that can become present within a person is a burning sensation inside the mouth, white patches forming which could be surrounded by red welts, pain when swallowing, and even a constant bad taste in the mouth. This form of oral disease can affect people of all ages, and is commonly known as thrush. This mouth condition is caused by bacteria, which can even turn into yeast infections within other areas of the body.

The last of the basic mouth disease symptoms that can cause problems relate to gingivitis. These symptoms may be painful at times; while in other cases may not be felt at all. The most prominent indicator of this oral problem is when the gums bleed after brushing. They will also change color and slowly recede back from the teeth. Constant bad breath usually accompanies this mouth disease as well, and if not fixed can lead to problems eating, chewing, swallowing, and even breathing if the nerves under the teeth become exposed.

Mouth disease symptoms are easy to see and feel because the mouth and throat are used so often throughout the day. One major contributor to all three of these mouth conditions is the lack of good oral hygiene. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleaning can drastically reduce the instances of these diseases, and in some cases can help reverse the damage done by them.

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