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Abscess

A collection of pus in a localized area

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Aphthous ulcers

Painful ulcers appearing in the oral cavity as a circular lesion with a yellow center and a red outline or halo; sometimes referred to as a canker sore

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Basal cell carcinoma

Cancerous lesion that doesn't metastasize; most commonly found on areas of the skin that been exposed to the sun. Occurs more often in individual with fair skin tones

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Candida albicans

An oral yeast infection presenting as a thick, white covering on oral mucosa; also called moniliasis

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Carcinoma

Cancerous lesion of the epithelium (tissues that line the mouth) that spreads into bone and connective tissues

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Exudate

Cellular debris from an infection, the drainage of pus

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Heretic whitlow

Painful crusting ulcerations on the finger or hands resulting from exposure to the herpes virus

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Hyperplasia

Excess folds of tissue that result from an ill fitting denture

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Kaposi's sarcoma

Malignant bluish purple vascular tumor ; an opportunistic neoplasm that may occur in people with HIV infection

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Leukoplakia

Usually a precipitating factor for cancer; appears as white leathery patch that cannot be identified as any other white lesion

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Obturator

Constructed prosthetic device designed to close a congenital or acquired opening in the palate

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Sarcoma

Malignant neoplasm beginning in supportive and connective tissue such as bones

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Squamous cell carcinoma

Malignant lesion that metastasizes(travels) into surrounding tissues or into the lymph nodes of the body

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Tori

Oral maxillary, mandibular, or palatal bone growths projecting outward from the surface