Oral thrush is a relatively common condition among infants, toddlers, and sometimes teens and adults. It is a yeast infection caused by Candida Albicans. It causes white or bright yellow bumps to appear on the tongue or inner cheeks. It is considered a mild infection and can be easily treated, especially in the early stages, but it can also develop and cause a host of unpleasant symptoms.
Is Oral Thrush Dangerous?
For people with healthy immune systems, oral thrush typically can be resolved with regular brushing and flossing. In most instances, thrush isn't something to panic about, but it is something to keep an eye on since it can progress to severe levels.
If oral thrush ends up developing further, it can cause symptoms such as soreness, difficulty swallowing, bleeding, and either a bad taste in the mouth or loss of taste. It is important to keep an eye out for these symptoms, both in yourself and little ones. Those with compromised immune systems can potentially have the infection spread to other parts of the body. In addition to this, oral thrush is contagious and those who have it should not have their mouths in contact with anyone else to prevent it from spreading to others.
When To See Us
As mentioned earlier, oral thrush doesn't cause symptoms at first, in fact, it is possible to not even realize you ever had it and it just goes away on its own. But if the condition has developed into further stages and you are experiencing the symptoms mentioned, then it is time to get professional assistance to treat it to protect yourself and/or others. If you are needing to schedule an appointment with us to help fight oral thrush, simply call the number provided and we will book an appointment for you.