Tag: Oral Pathology

Turner Tooth, Not Timmy Turner

This blog page has tried diligently to advocate for oral health and the prevention of dental cavities. This post will reiterate again why good hygiene is important even during the younger years. A Turner Tooth is an enamel defect, a type of hypoplasia, on… Continue Reading “Turner Tooth, Not Timmy Turner”

Do You Get Canker Sores??

If you haven’t had one yet, consider yourself blessed. Canker sores a.k.a. Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis affects 20% of the general population. These little suckers can pop up anywhere there is non-keratinized tissues of the oral cavity (usually anywhere except on your gums where the… Continue Reading “Do You Get Canker Sores??”

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”

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: 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”