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Oral and Dental Conditions

Mar 15, 2015 Issue
Diagnosis and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders [Article]

Learn how to differentiate temporomandibular disorders from other common causes of jaw pain, and find out about the latest evidence on pharmacologic and on pharmacologic treatments.


Feb 1, 2015 Issue
Prevention of Dental Caries in Children from Birth Through Five Years of Age: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians prescribe oral fluoride supplementation starting at six months of age for children whose water supply is deficient in fluoride.


Nov 1, 2014 Issue
Mouth Pain with Red Gums [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with diffuse erythema of the gums with mild edema and tenderness. The patient had thick deposits at the gum line that could not be wiped off.


Jun 1, 2014 Issue
Salivary Gland Disorders [Article]

Learn how to distinguish between inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic causes, and recommended treatments for each.


Dec 15, 2013 Issue
Smell and Taste Disorders in Primary Care [Article]

Smell and taste disorders can be challenging to diagnose because of the large number of potential etiologies. Patients are often unable to provide a clear history of symptoms, because they frequently cannot distinguish between difficulties with smell and taste. Standardized questionnaires may be hel...


Aug 15, 2011 Issue
A Bubble Under the Tongue of a Child [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Apr 1, 2011 Issue
Tongue Lesion with Sensation of Fullness in the Mouth [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Dec 1, 2010 Issue
Oral Manifestations of Systemic Disease [Article]

Careful examination of the oral cavity may reveal findings indicative of an underlying systemic condition, and allow for early diagnosis and treatment. Examination should include evaluation for mucosal changes, periodontal inflammation and bleeding, and general condition of the teeth. Oral findings ...


May 15, 2010 Issue
Palatine Lesion in an Older Woman [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Mar 1, 2010 Issue
Common Tongue Conditions in Primary Care [Article]

Although easily examined, abnormalities of the tongue can present a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma for physicians. Recognition and diagnosis require a thorough history, including onset and duration, antecedent symptoms, and tobacco and alcohol use. Examination of tongue morphology and a careful ...


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