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Leukoplakia
A leukoplakia is a descriptive term
for a white plaque or patch that cannot be
classified clinically or pathologically as any
other disease.
It is, therefore,
a diagnosis of
exclusion. Other disorders that cause
white lesions must be excluded before
declaring a lesion as leukoplakic.
This type of lesion may be premalignant. Therefore, a biopsy is necessary
to rule out other causes of keratosis and
to assess for the presence of epithelial
dysplasia. Leukoplakia can be characterized as thin, thick, homogenous,
nonhomogenous, granular, nodular or
verrucous. This particular lesion is a
homogenous leukoplakia.

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Squamous cell carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma is the most
common type of oral malignancy. While a
single causative
agent has not
b e e n i d e nt if ied, risk factors include
tobacco a nd
alcohol use.
Squamous cell carcinoma may also
be preceded by a precancerous lesion,
such as leukoplakia. High-risk sites are
the tongue and floor of mouth.
Early detection is paramount. Prompt
referral to a head and neck surgeon is necessary for a comprehensive diagnostic work-up
and treatment.

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Recurrent herpes
simplex infection
This lesion is a result of reactivation of the
herpes simplex virus (HSV-1), which is
spread through
infected saliva
or active perior a l le s ion s .
Various triggers
can cause recurrent HSV, such as ultraviolet light, stress,
dental treatment, pregnancy, allergy,
trauma and menstruation. Prodromal
signs (e.g., burning, tingling, erythema,
itching) may occur before the lesion
develops.
The vermilion border of the lip
and adjacent skin is a common site
of involvement. Intraoral mucosa can
also be affected, which involves the
keratinized mucosa (hard palate and
attached gingiva). ■


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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 - Mike Gow: Contracts & the Hit Man
DentaltownUK February 2018 - Howard Speaks
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - 8
DentaltownUK February 2018 - 9
DentaltownUK February 2018 - Message Board: Predictable Marginal Ridge
DentaltownUK February 2018 - Dr. Harry Singh’s Financial Freedom Formula
DentaltownUK February 2018 - 12
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Private Removable Prosthetics
DentaltownUK February 2018 - 15
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 - The Boxing Dentist
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Don't Make Assumptions
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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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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Temporomandibular Joint
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Spin Me Right Round: Crown Preparations
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Through the Keyhole-Dr. Alif Moosajee
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