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.
Dr. Jane Atkinson was a co-author of this chapter in the 17th edition. Some of the materials have been carried over into this edition.