What Would You Do?

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Robert Henry, DMD, MPH
Robert Henry, DMD, MPH

What is the diagnosis?

Denture stomatitis

What would you do?

Treat mouth with topical antifungals for 2 weeks, soak dentures in chlorhexidine or nystatin, and encourage patient to remove dentures from the mouth for at least 8 hours each night
Robert Henry, DMD, MPH
Robert Henry, DMD, MPH

What is the diagnosis?

Xerostomia

What would you do?

Assess and address contributing medicine and diseases, educate on the importance of good oral hygiene and topical fluorides, and recommend regular hydration and salivary substitutes.
Keith Sinusas, MD
Keith Sinusas, MD

What is the diagnosis?

Leukoplakia

What would you do?

Perform or refer for biopsy if lesion persists for more than 2 weeks.

Ellen Eisenberg, DMD
Ellen Eisenberg, DMD

What is the diagnosis?

Angular Cheilitis

What would you do?

Encourage patient to wear his/her dentures daily and treat with topical antifungal.

John McDowell, DDS
John McDowell, DDS

What is the diagnosis?

Gingivitis

What would you do?

Instruct in good oral hygiene and refer for regular dental visits.