Oral thrush is an infection caused by an overgrowth of yeast in the mouth and esophagus. It is essentially a yeast infection that develops in your mouth, and it can be just as irritating as other yeast infections. Symptoms include white lesions with a cottage cheese appearance on the back and roof of the mouth, a woolly feeling in your mouth, and difficulty swallowing.
Oral thrush is most common in those with compromised immune systems such as people with AIDS and cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. It can also develop as a side effect of inhaled steroids that are used to treat asthma. It is irritating to be sure, but it can also be treated with the help of your Bernardsville, NJ dentist.
Bernardsville Dental Care
Bernardsville Dental Care is the home practice of Dr. James Kellam. Dr. Kellam and his team specialize in general dentistry as well as treating conditions such as oral thrush. If you are concerned that you may have oral thrush and you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kellam, contact Bernardsville Dental Care today.