Category Archives: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

ORAL CANCER AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

AM I AT RISK FOR ORAL CANCER?

Do a quick self-exam and check out!

Your Self Exam is now complete. Congratulations!

You are at low risk to develop oral cancer. Maintain healthy lifestyle and read more about this condition.

Your Self Exam is now complete. Be careful!

You are at greater risk to develop oral cancer. Reconsider your lifestyle and read more about this condition and how to prevent it.

Have you ever had oral cancer?

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Do you smoke cigarettes?

Never Former User < 1 pack per day 1 pack or more per day

Do you use chewing or smokeless tobacco?

Never Former User/Rarely Current User

Do you smoke cigars or pipes?

Never Former User/Rarely Current User

How many alcoholic drinks do you typically have in one week?

0 1 – 7 8 – 14 > 14

ORAL CANDIDIASIS

What is oral candidiasis?

Most people have in mouth fungus called Candida albicans. It is present as part of the normal oral flora and and as well as some other fungi, such as Candida tropicalis, glabrata, krusei and parapsilosis. Oral candidiasis is the opportunistic infection. This means, that it develops, if oral environment changes into one, that is even more perspective for thriving of such kind of fungi.
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BURNING MOUTH SYNDROME

What is burning mouth syndrome?

Burning mouth syndrome (glossalgia, stomatodynia, stomatopyrosis) is a burning pain in the mouth without visible pathological changes of oral mucosa. The patient may also complain about change in taste, bad mouth odor and dry mouth. The most commonly are affected women between 55 and 60 years of age. Burning pain often occurs at the tip of the tongue. In patients with dentures as well on the hard palate, lips and gums. It rarely occurs on cheek mucosa, floor of the mouth or throat. Read more

MEDICINES AND IMPACT ON ORAL HEALTH

Can medicines affect oral health?

Many medicines have adverse effects on the health of the oral cavity. These effects are usually short-lived and are reduced soon after you stop taking the medicine. Your dentist should know, what medicines you are taking, including those you buy without a prescription. Read more

TONSILLAR STONES

What are tonsils?

Tonsils are special glands in the throat area. They are located on each side of the throat. They are built from tissue that is containing lymphocytes, which are involved in the fight against infectious agents and are an important part of the immune system. They trap bacteria and viruses. Read more

FISSURED TONGUE

What is fissured tongue?

Fissures are so-called furrows on the surface of the tongue. They appear at top and sides of tongue and do not spread to other mucous membranes. They may be differently deep, some even up to 6 millimeters. They can merge with each other, so they form a small lobules on the tongue. Read more

ALCOHOL AND INFLUENCE ON ORAL HEALTH

What are effects of alcohol on oral health?

Alcoholism can also cause problems in the aspect of oral health. It has been proven that people, who are dependent on alcohol, perform oral hygiene that is less frequently and more poorly.
Frequent contact of alcohol with oral mucosa causes increased risk for oral cancer. People who drink a lot of alcohol tend to have gums that bleed more severely. The cause is often in altered function of the liver, since liver normally produce substances that are necessary for the formation of a blood clot. Wounds heal more difficult and slower and are more susceptible to various infections. Read more