Modern dentistry is not limited to maintenance and treatment or replacement of the missing teeth. Over the years it has included the field of pathology of the entire oral and maxillofacial region. That means the dentist has been given the responsibility of the oral health.

What can the dentist check out in the oral cavity?

Either during the usual dental checkup or because symptoms bother the patient, the dentist can diagnose and heal (sometimes) local diseases of the mouth on the oral mucosa, the bones of the jaw, the temporomandibular joint, the tongue, salivary glands, skin lips. These include, for example, oral tumors, cysts, precancerous lesions, stomatitis, ulcers, salivary glands’ stones, sinusitis etc.

It is true that the dentist can diagnose other diseases of the body during the oral examination;

It is a fact that many body diseases have oral manifestations. A well- trained dentist is able to recognize anything not ordinary in order to propose the patient other medical specialists for examination and treatment. Oral manifestations may present diabetes, anemia, leukemia, infections such as syphilis and herpes, skin diseases such as psoriasis, autoimmune diseases such as lupus, etc.