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Oral and Dental Conditions

Jun 1, 2004 Issue
Sialorrhea--A Management Challenge [Article]

Sialorrhea (drooling or excessive salivation) is a common problem in neurologically impaired children (i.e., those with mental retardation or cerebral palsy) and in adults who have Parkinson's disease or have had a stroke. It is most commonly caused by poor oral and facial muscle control. Contributi...


Mar 1, 2004 Issue
Tongue Bump [Photo Quiz]

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


Feb 1, 2003 Issue
Common Dental Emergencies [Article]

Dental caries, a bacterial disease of teeth characterized by destruction of enamel and dentine, is often the underlying cause of dental pain. When a carious lesion impinges on the dental pulp, pulpitis follows and, ultimately, necrosis of the pulp occurs. Untreated necrosis may lead to a localized a...


Feb 15, 2002 Issue
Burning Mouth Syndrome [Article]

Burning mouth syndrome is characterized by a burning sensation in the tongue or other oral sites, usually in the absence of clinical and laboratory findings. Affected patients often present with multiple oral complaints, including burning, dryness and taste alterations. Burning mouth complaints are ...


Jul 1, 2000 Issue
Management of Benign Aphthous Ulcers [Article]

Aphthous ulcers are a common and painful problem. Benign aphthae tend to be small (less than 1 cm in diameter) and shallow. Aphthous ulcers that occur in conjunction with symptoms of uveitis, genital ulcerations, conjunctivitis, arthritis, fever or adenopathy should prompt a search for a serious eti...


Jan 15, 2000 Issue
Smell and Taste Disorders: A Primary Care Approach [Article]

Smell and taste disorders are common in the general population, with loss of smell occurring more frequently. Although these disorders can have a substantial impact on quality of life and may represent significant underlying disease, they are often overlooked by the medical community. Patients may h...


Mar 1, 1998 Issue
Common Lesions on the Floor of the Mouth [Photo Quiz]

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


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