A peer-reviewed article written by Juan F. Yepes, DDS, MD, DrPH, MPH, MS
Practitioners who provide dental treatment to children must be aware that oral soft-tissue lesions can occur. This review will provide a synopsis of some of the most common soft-tissue lesions in children. Special emphasis is placed on the differential diagnosis together with the main clinical features. For some lesions, details of the available treatments will be included in the discussion.
“Soft-tissue lesions in the oral cavity of the pediatric patient: A review” Educational objectives
Upon completion of this course, the reader should be able to:
- Recognize the importance of a differential diagnosis based on the clinical presentation of oral lesions in the pediatric patient.
- Describe the most common soft-tissue lesions found in infants, children, and adolescents.
- Provide the most updated treatment for common oral conditions besides gingivitis and dental caries.
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