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Chapter 9: Common Oral Pathology
Introduction
Mouth pain is a common presenting complaint to the primary care office. It is imperative that pediatric health care professionals feel comfortable in the proper diagnosis, management, and triage of common oral pathology.


Sections
1.
Abscess
2.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
3.
Referred Pain
4.
Infections
 
Primary Herpetic Gingivostomatitis
 
Coxsackie Viral Infections
 
Oral Candidiasis
 
Strawberry Tongue
5.
Key Points
6.
Self-Assessment Questions
 
Upon chapter completion, participants will be able to:
 
1.
Recall the common causes, bacterial flora, management and possible sequelae of dental abscesses.
 
2.
Describe the common clinical signs, symptoms, and management options of TMJ disorders.
 
3.
Define and discuss the term referred pain as it relates to the mouth.
 
4.
Discuss the clinical presentation, causative agents, diagnosis, and management of primary gingivostomatitis, herpangina, hand-foot-mouth disease, and thrush.
 
5.
List the 2 common conditions that cause "strawberry tongue".
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