Oral Cavity

  • George A. Corey


Optimal health requires proper function of the oral cavity. As portal to the aerodigestive system, the oral cavity serves both alimentary and respiratory functions. The mouth is also a primary organ of smiling and socialization throughout life, with aesthetic and interpersonal values that belie its hard-working nature. Discomfort, disease, and disfigurement are particularly troubling at this bodily location. This chapter addresses the surveillance, prevention, and recognition of common oral lesions found in the asymptomatic patient as well as common symptomatic disorders of the oral cavity.


Oral Cavity Dental Fluorosis Articular Disc Dent Assoc Oral Malodor 
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