Key Features

  • Allows the reader to adopt a systematic approach to history taking
  • Explains how to examine patients and their oral lesions systematically to start formulating differential diagnoses
  • Identifies which sites may be affected by the presenting condition and what to look for at the sites
  • Explains when clinical investigations are indicated, which are appropriate, and how to perform them
  • Shows the reader how to interpret the findings of routine clinical investigations and understand the potential implications for the patient
  • Identifies relevant follow-up questions that may further clarify the findings of the clinical examination and refocus the history
  • Explains how to recognise the scope of oral and maxillofacial diseases and the importance of their medical management in addition to the traditional dental focus of the discipline
  • Shows the reader how to identify lesions and understand their potential implications for the patient
  • Explains how to advise the patient about the aetiology of oral lesions and their predisposing factors
  • Identifies a range of therapeutic options for the patient and emphasises the need for regular review and re-appraisal of the condition
  • Provides an understanding of how treatment may impact, positively or negatively, upon the condition
  • Identifies the need to refer for advice, investigations or treatment by dental, medical or surgical specialists
  • Shows the reader how to recognise the importance of close liaison with colleagues in other disciplines, particular imaging, medicine, pathology and surgery

Table of Contents

Section 1 FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF PATIENT MANAGEMENT

1 Diagnosis: history

2 Diagnosis: examination

3 Diagnosis: investigations

4 Treatment

5 Agents used in the treatment of patients with orofacial disease

Section 2 COMMON COMPLAINTS

6 Cervical lymphadenopathy

7 Drooling and sialorrhoea

8 Dry mouth (xerostomia and hyposalivation)

9 Halitosis (oral malodour)

10 Lumps and swellings

11 Lumps and swellings in the lip

12 Lumps and swellings in the gingiva

13 Lumps and swellings in the palate

14 Lumps and swellings in the tongue

15 Lumps and swellings in the salivary glands

16 Lumps and swellings in the jaws

17 Pain

18 Pigmented brown or black lesions

19 Red lesions

20 Sensory and motor changes

21 Soreness and ulcers

22 Taste abnormalities

23 Trismus

24 White lesions

Section 3 CANCER AND POTENTIALLY MALIGNANT DISORDERS

25 Potentially malignant disorders

26 Actinic cheilitis

27 Erythroplakia(erythroplasia)

28 Leukoplakia

29 Lichen planus

30 Submucous fibrosis

31 Cancer

Section 4 COMMON AND IMPORTANT OROFACIAL CONDITIONS

32 Angioedema

33 Angular cheilitis (angular stomatitis)

34 Aphthae (recurrent aphthous stomatitis)

35 Atypical (idiopathic) facial pain

36 Behçet syndrome

37 Bell’s palsy

38 Burning mouth syndrome (oral dysaesthesia)

39 Candidosis (candidiasis)

40 Denture-related stomatitis

41 Erythema migrans

42 Erythema multiforme

43 Herpesvirus infections

44 Keratoses

45 Odontogenic cysts and tumours

46 Orofacial granulomatosis

47 Pemphigoid

48 Pemphigus

49 Salivary neoplasms

50 Sjögren syndrome

51 Temporomandibular joint pain–dysfunction

Details

No. of pages:
448
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702052057
Print ISBN:
9780702049484