Dental Hygienist: Medication-Related Damage to Oral Hard and Soft Tissues, 3rd edition

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ReleaseDate: February 15th, 2020

ExpirationDate: February 14th, 2023

This basic-level coursebegins by presenting conditions involving damage to the hard dental structurescaused by fluoride, anticonvulsants, chemotherapeutics, and medications such asbisphosphonates that are associated with osteonecrosis of the jaw. Toothdiscoloration is also discussed. Damage to oral soft tissues is then reviewed.Color changes to the oral mucosa, including mucosal pigmentation and blackhairy tongue, are described. Drug-related gingival enlargement and othermucosal disorders, oral allergic reactions, drug-related white lesions, andconditions of the salivary glands are examined.

 

1.           Identifycommon chemical- and medication-related damage to oral hard tissues and theirdental management.

2.           Identifycommon damage to oral soft tissues resulting in color changes to the oralmucosa.

3.           Describedrug-related effects on the oral soft tissues, including gingival enlargement,mucosal disorders, white lesions, and salivary gland disorders.

4.           Recognizedrug-related changes to salivary glands and how to manage these effects.

 

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