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A 42-year-old woman presents for
evaluation of a growth on the lower
lip. It was noted two months ago,
she reports, after accidentally biting her
lip severely while eating a sandwich. The
lesion sometimes decreases in size, but
then returns to its current size. It is not
painful, but she finds herself biting on it
frequently because of its size.

7

A 66-year-old man presents for
evaluation of a white lesion on the
left side of the tongue, which was
noticed at his dentist's office. He is not
sure how long it's been there, and it does
not cause pain. All adjacent teeth are
smooth. He does not report biting the
tongue recently and discloses a history
of smoking cigarettes-one pack per
day for 25 years.

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8

A 63-year-old man presents for
evaluation of the left buccal
mucosa. He would like to have
new dentures made, but his dentist
referred him for evaluation before this.
The patient says that his current denture
impinges on the lesion, causing pain.
The lesion has been present for eight
months and has increased in size. It is
severely painful, and he cannot open his
mouth as wide as he used to. He smokes
1½ packs of cigarettes per day, and has
done so for the past 40 years.

9

A 35-year-old woman presents
with a lesion on her lip that began
shortly after a dental procedure.
She has had these before. They generally
last for a week.

1

Leaflike denture fibroma
(fibroepithelial polyp) and
inflammatory papillary hyperplasia

The leaflike denture fibroma is a
type of fibrous hyperplasia caused by
wearing an illfitting denture.
The photo is
characteristic,
w it h a f l a ttened, pink
growth attached to the palate by a
narrow stalk. This usually sits in a
cupped-out depression on the palate.
The above lesion also shows characteristics of inflammatory papillary
hyperplasia, which is a reactive growth
of tissue that develops under a denture.
It can also be associated with Candida
organisms. Risk factors for developing
this are an ill-fitting denture, poor
denture hygiene and wearing the denture
24 hours a day.

2

Traumatic ulcer
Traumatic etiology must be
considered in areas that show a clear
relation to a
local injury.
While these
lesions generally heal in
two weeks,
they will not heal appropriately if the
source of trauma is not removed. In
this patient's case, he needed to stop
using the maxillary denture until the
site healed, after which a mandibular
denture will need to be fabricated.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of DentaltownUK February 2018

Cover
Mike Gow: Contracts & the Hit Man
Howard Speaks
Message Board: Predictable Marginal Ridge
Dr. Harry Singh’s Financial Freedom Formula
Private Removable Prosthetics
Message Board: Large Composite Restorations
Quiz: Name that Oral Lesion!
The Boxing Dentist
Don't Make Assumptions
A Combined Digital Orthodontic and Restorative Approach
To Fill or Restore?
Back to Birmingham: BDC & Dentistry Show 2018
Temporomandibular Joint
Spin Me Right Round: Crown Preparations
Through the Keyhole-Dr. Alif Moosajee
Wish List-Dr. Yogi B. Savania
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Howard Speaks
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Message Board: Predictable Marginal Ridge
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Private Removable Prosthetics
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Message Board: Large Composite Restorations
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Quiz: Name that Oral Lesion!
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - A Combined Digital Orthodontic and Restorative Approach
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - To Fill or Restore?
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Back to Birmingham: BDC & Dentistry Show 2018
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