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Oral and Dental Conditions

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on oral and dental conditions and related issues, including temporomandibular disorders, smell and taste disorders, dental infections, and salivary gland disorders. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.

Categories

Overview

Screening, Diagnosis, and Prevention

Treatment

Complications and Special Situations

Patient Education, Self-Care

Other Resources



Overview

03/15/2015 Diagnosis and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders Algorithm
06/01/2014 Salivary Gland Disorders Algorithm
12/15/2013 Smell and Taste Disorders in Primary Care Algorithm
10/01/2008 Common Oral Conditions in Older Persons
04/15/2008 Oral Health During Pregnancy
03/15/2008 Common Dental Infections in the Primary Care Setting Patient Education
12/01/2004 A Practical Guide to Infant Oral Health Patient Education
02/01/2003 Common Dental Emergencies

Screening, Diagnosis, and Prevention

05/01/2016 Fluoride Varnish for Preventing Dental Caries in Children and Adolescents [Cochrane for Clinicians]
08/01/2015 Fluoride: The Family Physician's Role [Editorials]
03/15/2015 Screening for Oral Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
02/01/2015 Prevention of Dental Caries in Children from Birth Through Five Years of Age: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
12/01/2010 Oral Manifestations of Systemic Disease
03/01/2010 Common Tongue Conditions in Primary Care
02/15/2007 Common Oral Lesions: Part I. Superficial Mucosal Lesions
02/15/2007 Common Oral Lesions: Part II. Masses and Neoplasia
04/01/2002 Assessing Oral Malignancies Patient Education

Treatment

11/01/2009 Prophylaxis for Invasive Dental Procedures in At-Risk Patients [Cochrane for Clinicians]
06/01/2004 Sialorrhea--A Management Challenge

Complications and Special Situations

11/01/2014 Mouth Pain with Red Gums [Photo Quiz]
04/01/2011 Tongue Lesion with Sensation of Fullness in the Mouth [Photo Quiz]
05/15/2010 Palatine Lesion in an Older Woman [Photo Quiz]
12/15/2004 Whitish Papules and Plaques on the Tongue [Photo Quiz]
02/15/2002 Burning Mouth Syndrome Patient Education

Patient Education, Self-Care

03/15/2015 Temporomandibular Disorders Patient Education

From Familydoctor.org

AAFP's Patient Information Resource

Common Oral Conditions in Seniors
Mouth and Teeth: How to Keep Them Healthy
Dental Hygiene: How to Care for Your Child's Teeth
Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
Halitosis
Burning Mouth Syndrome

Other Resources

Academy of General Dentistry Collaboration

Dentists and primary care physicians: opportunities for closer collaboration
The effects of oral health on systemic health
Nutrition for oral health and oral manifestations of poor nutrition and unhealthy habits
Oral manifestations of systemic disease

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