Illustrated Pediatric Dentistry - Part 1

Lesions of Oral Mucosa

Author(s): Jay Gopal Ray and Priyanka Bhaje *

Pp: 362-392 (31)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815051483122010021

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


In children, lesions of the oral mucosa are common, and they can have various clinical signs such as ulceration, changes in the colour of mucosa or the presence of nodular lesions. Some lesions are asymptomatic, whereas others are symptomatic and sometimes even can disturb the routine activities of a child. It is important that, while evaluating the soft tissue lesions, dentists should be able to distinguish between normal, pathological conditions and normal anatomical variations. Sometimes children can present with oral mucosal lesions like those present in adults with a predisposition for some lesions. It was also observed that most of the common oral diseases were dental caries and mucosal diseases associated with cancer treatment. In literature, ere is a scarcity of information about oral lesions in children. This chapter explains various oral mucosal lesions in children along with their clinical presentation and management. 

Keywords: Children, Color Change, Oral Lesions, Soft Tissue Nodules

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