Category: Oral Pathology

Jada Review: Oral Manifestations of COVID 19

The coronavirus outbreak has been at the forefront of news each week since what seems like forever, and I don’t anticipate the news slowing down anytime soon. Fortunately, new breakthroughs in vaccines have calmed the storm – though reports of new strains and new… Continue Reading “Jada Review: Oral Manifestations of COVID 19”

Stinky Breath? Maybe it’s A coated tongue

Have you ever taken a peek at the back of your tongue and noticed a white, yellow, or brownish plaque coating your tongue? Have you also been told, or noticed, that your breath is a little unpleasant? This could be a case of coated… Continue Reading “Stinky Breath? Maybe it’s A coated tongue”

Diabetes and Oral Health

Diabetes is the seventh most common cause of death in the United States, accounting for more than 87,000 deaths in 2019¹. Unfortunately, diabetes isn’t quite understood by the general population, and many individuals fail to recognize the gravity of the disease on their health.… Continue Reading “Diabetes and Oral Health”

What Are Dry Sockets?

If you’ve ever had a tooth taken out, your dentist has more than likely discussed with you the possibility of dry sockets. Dry sockets are nothing to mess around with, and we are going to talk about just what they are and things we… Continue Reading “What Are Dry Sockets?”

Tobacco And Its Effects On Oral Health

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. CDC, 2021 For most of us, we’ve been told about the dangers of tobacco and its detrimental effects on our health since we were children. The cat’s been… Continue Reading “Tobacco And Its Effects On Oral Health”

Pathology Post: Hypercementosis

Hypercementosis is a nonneoplastic deposition of excessive cementum that is continuous with the normal radicular cementum¹. What is Hypercementosis? Hypercementosis is a thickening or blunting of the root due to excess cementum, surrounded by an intact PDL space, as evidenced in the photo above.… Continue Reading “Pathology Post: Hypercementosis”

Pathology Post: Angular Cheilitis

What is angular cheilitis? Angular cheilitis is a red ulcerated lesion found on the corners of the mouth that can cause soreness and itch. Many times, angular cheilitis is due to a reduced vertical dimension of occlusion seen in older individuals and those that… Continue Reading “Pathology Post: Angular Cheilitis”

Pathology Post: Ludwig’s Angina

Ludwig’s angina is a serious cellulitis (bacterial tissue infection) of the submandibular region. Although it shares a name with ‘angina,’ this disease has very little to do with chest pain – in fact, this disease gets its name due to another reason completely. Angina… Continue Reading “Pathology Post: Ludwig’s Angina”

What is Lupus?

Also known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that shows an increased activity of B lymphocytes as well as abnormally functioning T cells. These are white blood cells that are responsible for adaptive immunity, meaning they help the body… Continue Reading “What is Lupus?”

Pathology Post: Leukoedema + Epulis Fissuratum

What is Leukoedema? Most commonly seen in African Americans (as well as smokers), leukoedema is a white lesion that appears opalescent, filmy, and does not rub off. This lesion will be seen bilaterally on the buccal mucosa and is very common. Leukoedema is a… Continue Reading “Pathology Post: Leukoedema + Epulis Fissuratum”