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Chapter 11: Oral Findings

Introduction
A physician in practice is likely to encounter many oral findings. It is important to be familiar with the more common oral findings to ensure proper diagnosis, management, and reassurance or referral.

Common oral findings in pediatrics are reviewed in this chapters and are divided into acquired and congenital or developmental categories.

Sections

1.
Acquired Oral Findings
   
Benign Migratory Glossitis ("Geographic Tongue")
   
Morsicatio Buccarum
   
Pyogenic Granuloma
   
Ulcers
   
Angular Cheilitis
   
Leukoplakia
   
Oral Hairy Leukoplakia
   
Parotitis
2.
Congenital or Other Oral Findings
   
Inclusion Cysts
   
Natal and Neonatal Teeth
   
Congenital Epulis
   
Developmental Tooth Defects
   
Ankyloglossia
   
Cleft Lip/Palate
   
Bifid Uvula
   
Ranula/Mucocele
   
Eruption Cyst or Hematoma
   
Bony Tori
   
Diastema
   
Macroglossia
   
Micrognathia
3.
Key Points
4.
Self-Assessment Questions
 
Upon chapter completion, participants will be able to:
 
1.
Recognize and appropriately manage common pediatric oral findings.
 
2.
State the 3 types of oral ulcers.
 
3.
Discuss etiologies of parotitis and their management.
 
4.
List indications for intervention with ankyloglossia.
 
5.
Recall the management of angular cheilitis, ranulas, mucoceles, and diastema.
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