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oral submucous fibrosis

Oral Submucous Fibrosis Causes, Clinical Features and Management

Oral submucous fibrosis is an oral precancerous condition that is characterized by the chronic, progressive thickening of the oral mucous membrane resulting in thick bands of scarring tissue leading to restricted mouth opening. OSMF is a premalignant condition with the possibility of malignancy. It may, in a few cases, turn into squamous cell carcinoma. The …

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ludwigs angina

Ludwig’s Angina: Causes, Clinical Features, and Treatment

Ludwig’s angina is massive and firm cellulitis of the submandibular, sublingual and submental spaces bilaterally. Meaning, it occurs in the floor of the mouth under the tongue area and spreads downwards. Ludwig’s Angina Name and Significance This is an emergency condition and needs immediate medical intervention. ‘Ludwig’ is the name of the person who described …

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Frenectomy (Mouth) or Frenulectomy: What Is It and When Is It Needed?

Frenectomy is a mucogingival surgical procedure that involves the removal of the frenum. This procedure is done to alter the defects that hinder the mucogingival relationships (the relationship between the gingival margin and the mucogingival junction). The frenectomy procedure is also carried out to improve the aesthetics as a part of periodontal surgery. When the …

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