Conditions We Treat

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The overall scope of Oral Medicine includes the diagnosis and non-surgical management of various disorders and affecting the oral and Maxillofacial area, including (but not limited to):

Mucosal Diseases

  • Benign mucosal lesions (leukoplakia)
  • Oral premalignant lesions
  • Neoplastic:
    • Oral cancer
      • Oral involvement by systemic cancer
      • Leukemia
      • Lymphoma
      • Kasposis’ sarcoma
      • Metastatic lesions
  • Mucosal infections:
    • Viral
    • Bacterial
    • Fungal
  • Allergic and autoimmune disorders
    • Lichen planus, pemphigoid, pemphigus, lupus, erythema multiforme
    • Aphthous ulcers ("canker sores") and others
  • Traumatic lesions
    • "Physical", chemical, thermal, electric injuries
  • Oral lesions due to medical therapy
  • Mucositis
  • Lichenoid drug reactions
  • Other mucosal disorders

Salivary Dysfunction

  • Dry mouth, thick saliva, excessive saliva
    • Autoimmune
    • Medication
    • Dehydration
    • Cancer therapy:
      • Radiation therapy
      • Chemotherapy
      • Systemic conditions:
        • Diabetes
        • Lupus
        • Sjogrens syndrome
  • Prevention and management of complications of dry mouth
  • Infection:
    • Mucosal
    • Dental
    • Saliva gland infection
  • Denture function

Sensory Disorders

  • Acute and Chronic OroFacial Pain and headache:
    • Burning mouth syndrome
    • Temporomandibular disorders, myofascial pain dysfunction,
      • Arthritis
    • Muscular pain
    • Vascular pain
    • Neurologic pain
      • Neuralgia
    • Neuropathy
    • Habits
    • Trauma
      • head and neck trauma
      • motor vehicle collisions
    • Referred Orofacial pain
    • Pain arising from atypical presentation of dental conditions such as pulpitis, periodontitis, dental trauma.
  • Taste:
    • Reduced/altered taste
      • Dysgeusia (unpleasant of bad taste)
      • Loss of taste or smell
      • Halitosis

Orofacial Motor/Movement Disorders

  • Habit
  • Dyskinesia: tcs, dystonias
  • Fibrosis

Systemic Disease Manifestations

  • Autoimmune and metabolic conditions:
    • Hormonal:
      • Puberty, Preganacy, menopause
      • Diabetes
      • Thyroid
    • Lupus erythematosis
    • Sjogrens syndrome
  • Hematologic:
    • Anemia
    • Leukemia
    • Platelet deficiency
  • Oral manifestations and complications of medical therapy
  • Prevention and treatment of oral complications of Cancer therapy
  • Acute
    • Infection
    • Mucosiis
    • Dental/periodontal
    • Taste
    • Dry mouth/thick saliva
  • Chronic (survivorship)
    • Infection
    • Mucosal sensitivity
    • Dental/periodontal
    • Taste
    • Dry mouth/thick saliva
    • Recurrence or new cancer prevention and detection
  • Oral soft tissue and bone necrosis
  • Osteoradionecrosis of the jaw
  • Bisphosponate osteonecrosis of the jaw
  • Geriatric Oral health
  • Women's oral health
  • Quality of life

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~Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC)

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