April 18, 2007
The only oral pathology that I've witnessed in clinic was an atypical dysplasia. During the first week of clinic I was performing my intra-oral exam on a lady who was my first patient. As I began to palpate the lower lip for abnormalities, I noticed an area that was located inside the mouth near the labial commissure. The lesion was raised and viewed as a wart. When my instructor performed the oral exam check, I mentioned this area and her reply was it’s a growth that developed from the patient grinding her teeth at night. I noted this on the blue form for further evaluations and asked the patient did she have any questions or concerns with the lesion. Her reply was no and that she had the lesion examined by a specialist who stated she could keep it or leave it.
Posted by linneact at April 18, 2007 09:13 AM