Pocketbook of Oral Disease

1st Edition


Key Features

  • Written by high profile experts in the field
  • Concise, double page spread permits rapid review of essential information
  • Includes a wide range of colour clinical photographs, radiological images, and artwork schematics
  • Contains useful ‘pull out’ boxes to act as useful aide-memoirs
  • Algorithms help readers think through the challenge of diagnosis and organise information correctly
  • Glossary and alphabetically ordered syndromes further allow rapid access to key information

Table of Contents

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



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Churchill Livingstone
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