Recognition and management of common acute conditions of the oral cavity resulting from tooth decay, periodontal disease, and trauma: An update for the family physician

Paul C. Edwards, Preetha Kanjirath

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This article presents an overview of common and/or significant diseases of the oral cavity that the family physician is likely to encounter, with an emphasis on pathogenesis, recognition, complications, and management. Topics reviewed include the sequelae of dental caries, periodontal disease, and trauma. Prevention and early intervention strategies are emphasized. Recent updates and practical issues for the family physician are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-294
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2010



  • Dental decay
  • Otolaryngology
  • Periodontal diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Family Practice

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