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Oral and Dental Conditions

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 ...


Nov 1, 2009 Issue
Prophylaxis for Invasive Dental Procedures in At-Risk Patients [Cochrane for Clinicians]

A single observational study found no evidence that antibiotic prophylaxis reduces the incidence of bacterial endocarditis in high-risk patients about to undergo an invasive dental procedure. It is also uncertain if the potential harms and costs of antibiotics outweigh any benefit. Revised American ...


Oct 15, 2009 Issue
Painful Oral Ulcerations in a 51-Year-Old Woman [Photo Quiz]

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


Oct 1, 2008 Issue
Common Oral Conditions in Older Persons [Article]

Older persons are at risk of chronic diseases of the mouth, including dental infections (e.g., caries, periodontitis), tooth loss, benign mucosal lesions, and oral cancer. Other common oral conditions in this population are xerostomia (dry mouth) and oral candidiasis, which may lead to acute pseudom...


Apr 15, 2008 Issue
Oral Health During Pregnancy [Article]

Oral health care in pregnancy is often avoided and misunderstood by physicians, dentists, and patients. Evidence-based practice guidelines are still being developed. Research suggests that some prenatal oral conditions may have adverse consequences for the child. Periodontitis is associated with pre...


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