Oral Mucosal Diseases
When a suspicius or annoying lesion is found in the oral cavity, the "usual suspects" are Aphthous Ulcers or a fungal infection. But the spectrum of diseases and disorders that could affect the oral mucosa is wide and diverse. It includes: infections diseases like Herpes or Candida, reactive phenomena (to smoking, radiation, or drugs), chronic inflammatory diseases, and pre-malignant or malignant lesions.
The great advantage is that the oral cavity is easily accessible to a non invasve exam.
The initial exam is short and simple. Most of the treatments are local treatments of the oral cavity.
It is recommended that every person over the age of 50 undergo a screen for early detection of oral cancer, even if there are no risk factors.