Brian C. Muzyka, DMD, MS, MBA
After listening to this podcast, the listener should:
- Understand how to identify and classify aphthous ulcers in patients
- Learn the difference between different types of aphthous ulcers
- Know how to treat and handle aphthous ulcers in different types of patients
oral lesions are early indicators of immune deterioration. It is imperative for
the healthcare team to recognize these manifestations and refer these patients
for appropriate treatment. Early detection and successful treatment of these
debilitating lesions most certainly increases the patient's quality of life. Recurrent aphthous ulcerations have
been divided into three clinically distinctive categories: major recurrent
aphthous ulceration, minor recurrent aphthous ulceration, and herpetiform
ulcerations. For more information about this topic, we encourage you to visit our article by Suzanne Zunt on this topic.
*Director of Hospital Dentistry, Division of General Dentistry, East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, Greenville, NC
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