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Pocketbook of Oral Disease

Prepared by authors of international renown, The Pocketbook of Oral Disease offers a wealth of information in a handy quick-reference format. Containing over 500 tables and illustrations, this useful guide covers the most common and potentially serious oral conditions seen in primary care dentistry. The Pocketbook of Oral Disease will be ideal for dental students who are about to graduate, general dental practitioners and dental care professionals.


Senior dental undergraduates, general dental practitioners and dental care professionals


Published: September 2012

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-5200-2


  • "This title provides a concise easy reference guide to oral disease. Produced by leading specialists, this pocketbook covers common and more serious oral diseases with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment within the primary care setting...In covering an enormous topic such as oral disease in a brief and concise manner. this pocketbook will be a welcome addition to any professional's library. I would recommend it as a must have for undergraduate dental students, as well as a quick reference guide for those in post-graduate training, general dental practitioners and dental care professional."

    British Dental Journal, March 2013

    "The latest text from Elsevier presents for the reader an easy accessible, portable, quick-reference source of material to help assess the variety of oral diseases faced  by the busy dental practitioner...It has over 500 illustrations and tables, and offers  to help the modern-day dental surgeon with the common oral conditions...The format is comprehensive and will serve as a useful guide for the intended audience of dental students and the growing population of dental care professionals faced with increasing clinical responsibilty."

    Faculty Dental Journal, April 2013


  • 1 Introduction, anatomical features and developmental anomalies

    2 Differential diagnosis by signs and symptoms


    Burning mouth

    Desquamative gingivitis

    Dry mouth (xerostomia)

    Halitosis (oral malodour)

    Mucosal blisters

    Mucosal brown and black lesions

    Mucosal erosions

    Mucosal fissures or cracks

    Mucosal purpura

    Mucosal red lesions

    Mucosal ulceration or soreness

    Mucosal white lesions

    Palsy (orofacial)

    Pain (orofacial)

    Sensory changes (orofacial)

    Sialorrhoea and drooling

    Swellings in the lips or face

    Swellings in the mouth

    Swellings in the neck

    Swellings of the jaws

    Swelling of the salivary glands

    Taste disturbance

    Tongue: furred

    Tongue: smooth (glossitis)

    Tongue swelling

    Tooth abrasion

    Tooth attrition

    Tooth discolouration

    Tooth erosion

    Tooth hypoplasia

    Tooth mobility or premature loss

    Tooth number anomalies

    Tooth shape anomalies


    3 Differential diagnosis by site

    Cervical node disorders

    Salivary gland disorders

    Lip lesions

    Intraoral lesions

    Tongue lesions

    Palatal lesions

    Gingival lesions

    Jaw and musculoskeletal conditions

    Neurological and pain disorders

    Teeth specific disorders

    4 Iatrogenic conditions

    5 Immune defects and malignancies

    6 Diagnosis

    7 Investigations

    8 Management protocols for patients with oral diseases in primary care settings

    9 Referral for specialist opinion

    10 Further information

    Eponymous syndromes


    Further reading



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