Oral Medicine is a specialty of dentistry concerned with the oral health care of patients with chronic recurrent and medically related disorders of the oral and maxillofacial region, and with their diagnosis and non-surgical 

management. 


Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons see and treat the the oral manifestations of systemic disease. It is important to treat these conditions in a multidisciplinary manner and liase with other colleagues such as ophthalmologists, gastroenterologists and rheumatologists as well as oral medicine consultants as necessary for specialist advice. 


Below are some of the typical conditions which may be diagnosed by Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons


Mucosal cancers and pre-cancers

Recurrent aphthous stomatitis

Mucocutaneous disease

Lichen planus

Lichenoid reaction

Pemphigus

Pemphigoid

Lupus

Erythema multiforme

Salivary gland disease

Dry mouth including Sjögren's syndrome

Systemic illness with salivary gland involvement

Acute and chronic sialadenitis

Sialosis

Gastrointestinal disease

Crohn's disease

Coeliac disease

Ulcerative colitis

Infectious diseases

Candida

Herpes simplex viruses

HIV

HPV

Tuberculosis

Syphilis

Chronic orofacial pain and dysaesthesias

Trigeminal neuralgia

Burning mouth syndrome

Atypical facial pain

Atypical odontalgia

Jaw joint and muscle pain

Orofacial granulomatosis

Angioedema

Behçet's disease


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