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evaluation of lesion by feeling to determine texture or consistency. May be Soft, firm, semifirm, fluid filled!
red, pink, salmon, white, blue-black, gray, brown & black=most frequently used to describe oral lesions.
pulpal tissue rxn from within tooth. Pulpal area can be seen as diffuse radiolucency beyond normal pulp area.
& Differential diagnosis
Examples of lesions that may be clinically diagnosed
torus palatinus, mandibular tori,
benign conditions of unknown cause
median rhomboid glossitis
Radiographic diagnosis, sufficient info to est. Dx
heavy interproximal calculus
unusual radiographic findings
cubic zirconia, amalgam fragment, eyeglasses, amalgam overhang, instruments from root canal, curette, retained 1ary tooth, shotgun pellet, nose ring
lingual mandibular bone cavity
well circumscribed, radiolucent area reveals salivary gland tissue entrapped during development
may be B complex vitamin deficiency.
Most commonly fungal condition, Responds to Nystatin.
Sessile nodule, gingival margin on lingual mandibular cuspids. Looks like gums start a 2nd time
60 y.o.+ Ventral & Lateral surfaces tongue. Red-purple englarged vessles/clusters.
white line follows occlusion on cheek. May be more prominent in pts with clenching/bruxism habit
generalized opalescence on buccal mucosa. More common in black adults. Dissipates when stretched!
cause is not clear, may be genetic. Dorsal, lateral surfaces. Ectopic means may be found on areas other than tongue.
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