Sore Mouth Infection is a common infection that mostly forms on the insides of the mouth (also known as the oral cavity), in the mucous membrane part of it. However, it is also commonly associated with other diseases that may occur in the human body, but fortunately, it has no serious underlying causes associated with it.
Sore mouth infection usually appears within the soft tissues of the mouth, either on the lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, floor and roof of the mouth.
Two major causes of a sore mouth infection are local trauma (i.e. rubbing from a sharp edge) and aphthous stomatitis (also known as “canker sores”), an ulcer that forms in the mouth but has no medical explanation as to why it forms. The canker sore causes pain to the infected individual, but it will heal over time, usually after a week or two.
Other causes of sore mouth infections could be the following:
- Biting the tongue, cheek or lip
- Accidentally burning the mouth with hot foods or liquids
- Irritation from sharp objects such as braces, retainer or dentures
- Brushing the teeth too hard or via the usage of a firm toothbrush
- Chewing of tobacco
- Having the herpes simplex virus