Faculty Articles

Title

Diagnosing and treating common oral pathologies

ISBN or ISSN

0031-3955

Publication Title

Pediatric Clinics of North America

Issue

5

Publication Date / Copyright Date

1-1-1991

First Page

1227

Last Page

1264

Publisher

WB Saunders

Abstract

When the physician is confronted with an oral pathologic condition in a child, the adage "common things happen commonly" should be applied. Congenital lesions such as palatal and alveolar cysts occur in almost 50% of newborns. Developmental conditions such as Fordyce granules and retrocuspid papillae are found in most children. Localized soft-tissue enlargements commonly seen in young children include the parulis, mucocele, papilloma, and inflammatory gingival tumors. In addition, soft-tissue pathologies and discomfort associated with herpesvirus infections or recurrent aphthous ulcerations often present as a chief complaint. The physician's knowledge and treatment recommendations for common oral pathologies should be an integral component to the overall medical management of infants, children, and adolescents.

Disciplines

Dentistry

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