It implies inflammation of the buccal mucosa and is characterized by erythema, swelling and superficial erosions accompanied by subjective complaints of burning, pain and tenderness.
Various types of germs have been identified as causing stomatitis. Stomatitis may also be caused due to reaction or over-toxity of certain drugs and medications. Another prominent cause of this disease is nutritional deficiency. However, dietary deficiencies can also be symptomatic of many other ailments as well