Oral Pathology Archive

White Lesions of the Oral Cavity or Mouth and their Clinical Features

White Lesions of the Oral cavity is the pathological change in color of the Soft tissue in the Oral cavity, these lesions can be seen on Tongue, Buccal Mucosa, Floor of the mouth, Palate, Back of the mouth etc. Most White lesions of the Oral cavity are Benign and in most cases ...Read More

Arrested Caries – Causes, Color, Stages of Development and Treatment

Arrested Caries is a type of Dental Caries affecting Teeth which are basically Caries which has become stationary or non-progressive or static without any signs of further progression or extending into the Enamel or dentist structure. Arrested Carious Lesion is usually Self-cleansing and is usually seen on the lingual or labial surfaces ...Read More

Oral Manifestation or Signs and Symptoms of Vitamin Deficiency

Oral cavity is a screen for many underlying systemic conditions or diseases, many Doctors looks for oral symptoms to help in their diagnosis and your mouth acts as a screen or a pathway to diagnose Vitamin Deficiencies as well. There are many Vitamins which play a major role in normal functioning of ...Read More

Nicotine Stomatitis – Clinical, Histological Features and Treatment

Nicotine Stomatitis is a pathological change in mucosa of the Oral cavity caused due to cigar or pipe smoking which was very common in earlier days but has decreased in incidence with cigarette smoking. In Nicotine Stomatitis there is hyperkeratotic change in the oral mucosa caused due to heat produced from smoking ...Read More

Histological or Microscopic Features of Radicular Cyst

Radicular or apical periodontal cyst is an inflammatory odontogenic cyst that develops in the periapical region of a non vital tooth. The source of epithelium is cell rests of malassez and the proliferation is usually stimulated by inflammation. The cyst consists of fibrous connective tissue wall lined by epithelium with a lumen ...Read More

List of Acute and Chronic Infections of Oral Cavity

Oral Cavity or the Mandibular and Maxillary Jaws are affected by a lot of Acute and Chronic Infections which can occur due to various reasons and can be found in various locations in the Jaws. These infections are easy to treat in some cases and in some are difficult which is based ...Read More

Histological or Microscopic features of Radicular Cyst

Radicular or apical periodontal cyst is an inflammatory odontogenic cyst that develops in the periapical region of a non vital tooth and hence is also called as Root End cyst. The source of epithelium is cell rests of malassez and the proliferation is stimulated by inflammation. The cyst consists of fibrous connective ...Read More

Anomalies of Colors of Teeth – Developmental Disturbances

Teeth in General are considered to be white but most of the population does not have white teeth but are usually slightly yellowish which comes under normal. The daily food which we consume plays a major role in turning out teeth into the shades of yellow which we see in every person. ...Read More

Abfraction of Tooth

Abfraction lesion put in simple terms are notches or small cracks on the teeth caused due to natural flexing of the tooth caused by excessive forces. As the occlusal surface of the tooth is covered by Enamel and the bottom forces of the tooth is supported by Bone, on excessive forces the ...Read More

Classification of Diseases of Dental Pulp

Dental Pulp is a mixture of soft Connective tissue, Vascular, Lymphatic and Nervous tissues which form the central core of a Tooth both Primary and Permanent. Dental Pulp occupies the central cavities of the tooth which are called as the Root Canals or Pulp Chambers. Diseases of Pulp can be caused by ...Read More

Osteogenesis Imperfecta – Clinical Features, Types, Radiographic Features, Treatment Plan

Osteogenesis Imperfecta: It represents the most common type of inherited bone disease. Abnormal collagenous maturation results in bone with a thin Cortex, fine trabeculation and diffuse osteoporosis. In patients suffering with Osteogenesis Imperfecta upon fracture healing will occur but will be associated with an exuberant callus formation in the fractured area. Definition: ...Read More

Eruption Cyst or Hematoma Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Treatment

Eruption cyst or Eruption Hematoma: As the name suggests the Cysts is seen in Erupting Teeth in most children below the Age of 10 and mostly associated with Permanent 1st Molars and then the Maxillary Incisors. It is mainly caused when the gingiva or Epithelium covering the tooth is thick. Definition: Eruption ...Read More

Drugs or Medicines causing Drug Induced Gingival Enlargement

Gingival Enlargement is a term used to describe Gingival Hypertrophy or Gingival Hyperplasia which is a proliferative fibrous lesion of the Gingiva which causes esthetic and functional concerns to the patient. Drug induced Gingival enlargement is a chronic condition where prolonged use of certain Drugs or medicines leads to Gingival enlargement as ...Read More

What is Tonsillitis – Clinical Features and Treatment

Tonsillitis simply means – Inflammation of the Tonsils. Before we understand what tonsillitis is we need to know what Tonsils are and their functions. Tonsils are Simple Lumps or Balls of Lymphatic Tissue in the Back of the Oral Cavity on either side of the back of the tongue. Tonsils like other ...Read More