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The health status of the oral cavity is linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other systemic illnesses. Thus, examining the oral cavity for signs of disease is a key part of the physical examination. This chapter presents numerous outstanding clinical photographs illustrating many of the conditions discussed in Chap. 32, Oral Manifestations of Disease. Conditions affecting the teeth, periodontal tissues, and oral mucosa are all represented.

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FIGURE A2-1

Gingival overgrowth secondary to calcium channel blocker use.

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FIGURE A2-4

Stevens-Johnson syndrome—reaction to nevirapine.

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FIGURE A2-5

Erythematosus candidiasis under a denture (i.e., the patient should be treated for this fungal infection).

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FIGURE A2-10

Traumatic lesion inside of cheek.

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FIGURE A2-11

Oral leukoplakia, subtype homogenous leukoplakia.

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FIGURE A2-17

Heavy calculus and gingival inflammation.

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FIGURE A2-18

Severe gingival inflammation and heavy calculus.

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FIGURE A2-19

Root cavity in presence of severe periodontal disease.

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