module F Dental Anatomy & Orthodontics
|Basal Cell Carcinoma||Most common form of skin cancer|
|Bell's Palsy|| The temporary paralysis of the muscles of one side of the face. |
Sudden but temporary unilateral facial paralysis from unknown cause.
|Erythroplakia||Any red patch of tissue in the oral cavity that cannot be associated with inflammation.|
|Fibroma|| A benign tumor of connective tissue cells; a reactive hyprerplasia rather than a true neoplasm.|
Benign tumor of connective tissue.
|Lichen Planus||A condition first appearing on the lower let or ankle and then appearing in the oral cavity as small, white papules that group and form interlacing white line.|
|Metastasize|| The spreading of a carcinoma.|
Movement of cancer throughout the body.
|Mucocele|| Trama to a minor salivary gland resulting in a bubble on the inside of the lip.|
|Papilloma|| A benign lesion of squamous epithelium tissue resembling a cauliflower in appearance.|
Epithelial tumor of the skin or mucous membrane.
|Squamous Cell Carcinoma||A cancer of the squamous epithelium usually found in adults 40 years or older; lesions appear under the tongue, and on the soft palate tonsil area.|
|Varix||Weakening and extension of blood vessels in the oral cavity beneath the tongue primarily seen in the elderly.|