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Flashcards in Oral Cavity Deck (10):
1

What occurs in the oral cavity

Receives food,
commences digestion
mechanically breaks up solid food and combines this with saliva

2

What are the commonest cause of oral ulceration

Aphthous ulcers

3

What are aphthous ulcers

Painful, superficial breaches of the muscosa of the lips, tongues, gums or buccal membranes

4

What is the most common form of oral cancer

Squamous cell carcinoma

5

What are some causes of oral cancer

Smoking
Tobacco chewing
Alcohol excess
Malnutrition
Betel nut chewing (asian)

6

How might an oral cancer present

Leukoplakia

7

What is the usual treatment for oral cancer

Radical radiotherapy

8

What might patients with Crohn's disease require if they have mouth problems

Topical steroid

9

What might cause dental enamal erosion

GORD
Chronic alcoholism
Bulimia (recurrent vomiting)

10

What are 2 types of genetic disorders that are prone to oral cavity problems

Gardner syndrome
Peutz-Jegher's syndrome