What Would You Do?

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Brad Neville, DDS
Brad Neville, DDS

What is the diagnosis?

Herpes Labialis

What would you do?

Prescribe oral or systemic antivirals if lesion is prodromal or early in its clinical course.

Joanna Douglass, BDS, DDS
Joanna Douglass, BDS, DDS

What is the diagnosis?

Aphthous Ulcer

What would you do?

Reassurance is usually all that is required. Topical Orabase can be prescribed for pain control. Consider topical steroids if lesions are severe or protracted.

Brad Neville, DDS
Brad Neville, DDS

What is the diagnosis?

Palatal Torus

What would you do?

Simply observe unless interfering with eating or dental appliances.

Joanna Douglass BDS DDS
Joanna Douglass BDS DDS

What is the diagnosis?

Leukoplakia

What would you do?

Counsel to stop using tobacco products and refer to an oral surgeon for biopsy if present for longer than 2 weeks.