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Stickler syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/stickler-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20354067

Sep 16th, 2019 - Overview Stickler syndrome is a genetic disorder that can cause serious vision, hearing and joint problems. Also known as hereditary progressive arthro-ophthalmopathy, Stickler syndrome is usually diagnosed during infancy or childhood. Children who have Stickler syndrome often have distinctive facial features — prominent eyes, a small nose with a scooped-out facial appearance and a receding chi...

Canker Sores
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/10945-canker-sores

Aug 28th, 2019 - What are canker sores? Canker sores are small shallow ulcers that occur in the lining of the mouth. The medical term for canker sores is “aphthous ulcers.” Canker sores start as white to yellowish ulcers that are surrounded by redness. They are usually very small (less than 1 mm) but may enlarge to ½ to 1 inch in diameter. Canker sores can be painful and often make eating and talking uncomforta...

Sialadenitis
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15749-sialadenitis-swollen-salivary-gland

Jul 28th, 2019 - Salivary Glands What is sialadenitis? Sialadenitis is an inflammation of a salivary gland. Salivary glands are the glands that make saliva, which helps with swallowing and digestion and protects your teeth from bacteria. There are three main salivary glands: Parotid glands in front of the ear in the cheeks Submandibular glands under the chin Sublingual glands under the tongue Sialadenitis mostl...

Lichen planus - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lichen-planus/symptoms-causes/syc-20351378

Feb 19th, 2019 - Overview Lichen planus Lichen planus Lichen planus is an inflammatory disorder that appears as purplish, flat-topped bumps when it affects the skin. Bumps may appear in clusters or lines. Lichen planus of nails Lichen planus of nails When it affects the nails, lichen planus causes thinning, ridging and splitting. Some people experience permanent nail loss. Oral lichen planus Oral lichen planus ...

Cleft Lip and Palate
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/10947-cleft-lip--palate-

Dec 19th, 2018 - What are cleft lip and cleft palate? Cleft lip and cleft palate are malformations (defects) in the face and mouth that occur very early in pregnancy, while the baby is developing inside its mother. A cleft results when the tissues do not join together properly. A cleft lip is a physical separation of the two sides of the upper lip, and appears as a narrow or wide opening or gap in all layers of...

Cleft Lip and Palate
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/10947-cleft-lip-and-palate

Dec 19th, 2018 - What are cleft lip and cleft palate? Cleft lip and cleft palate are malformations (defects) in the face and mouth that occur very early in pregnancy, while the baby is developing inside its mother. A cleft results when the tissues do not join together properly. A cleft lip is a physical separation of the two sides of the upper lip, and appears as a narrow or wide opening or gap in all layers of...

Cleft lip and cleft palate - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cleft-palate/symptoms-causes/syc-20370985

May 21st, 2018 - Overview Cleft lip Cleft lip A cleft lip is an opening or split in the upper lip that occurs when developing facial structures in an unborn baby don't close completely. Cleft lip may be unilateral or bilateral. A baby with a cleft lip may also experience a cleft in the roof of the mouth (cleft palate). Cleft palate Cleft palate A cleft palate is an opening or split in the roof of the mouth that...

Cleft lip and cleft palate - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cleft-palate/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20370996

May 21st, 2018 - Cleft lip and cleft palate care at Mayo Clinic Extensive experience. Mayo Clinic specialists treat hundreds of children each year who have cleft lip and cleft palate, including the most complicated cases. Multispecialty team approach. Mayo's team at the Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic in Minnesota includes experts from various specialties, depending on your child's needs. Directed by plastic surg...

Cleft lip and cleft palate - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cleft-palate/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20370990

May 21st, 2018 - Diagnosis Most cases of cleft lip and cleft palate are noticed right away at birth and don't require special tests for diagnosis. Increasingly, cleft lip and cleft palate are seen on ultrasound before the baby is born. Ultrasound before birth A prenatal ultrasound is a test that uses sound waves to create pictures of the developing fetus. When analyzing the pictures, a doctor may detect a diffe...

Canker sore - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/canker-sore/symptoms-causes/syc-20370615

Apr 2nd, 2018 - Overview Canker sore Canker sore Canker sores occur singly or in clusters on the inside surfaces of your cheeks or lips, on or under your tongue, at the base of your gums, or on your soft palate. They usually have a white or yellow center and a red border and can be extremely painful. Canker sores, also called aphthous ulcers, are small, shallow lesions that develop on the soft tissues in your ...

Bad breath - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bad-breath/symptoms-causes/syc-20350922

Mar 9th, 2018 - Overview Halitosis Halitosis The microscopic uneven surface of the tongue can trap bacteria that produce odors, contributing to bad breath. Bad breath, also called halitosis, can be embarrassing and in some cases may even cause anxiety. It's no wonder that store shelves are overflowing with gum, mints, mouthwashes and other products designed to fight bad breath. But many of these products are o...

Black hairy tongue - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/black-hairy-tongue/symptoms-causes/syc-20356077

Mar 7th, 2018 - Overview Black hairy tongue Black hairy tongue Black hairy tongue is caused by an overgrowth of dead skin cells, causing lengthening of the papillae, and staining from bacteria, yeast, food, tobacco or other substances in the mouth. Black hairy tongue is a temporary, harmless oral condition that gives the tongue a dark, furry appearance. The distinct look usually results from a buildup of dead ...

Black hairy tongue - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/black-hairy-tongue/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20356080

Mar 7th, 2018 - Diagnosis Diagnosis of black hairy tongue is based on appearance and possible causes or contributing factors. It also includes eliminating other conditions that may cause a similar appearance to the tongue, such as: Normal variations in tongue color (pigment) Foods or medications that have stained the tongue Fungal or viral infections Oral lesions that occur on the tongue, such as oral hairy le...

Geographic tongue - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/geographic-tongue/symptoms-causes/syc-20354396

Mar 5th, 2018 - Overview Geographic tongue Geographic tongue Geographic tongue results from the loss of tiny hairlike projections (papillae) on your tongue's surface. This papillae loss appears as smooth, red patches of varying shapes and sizes. Geographic tongue is an inflammatory but harmless condition affecting the surface of your tongue. The tongue is normally covered with tiny, pinkish-white bumps (papill...

Geographic tongue - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/geographic-tongue/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354401

Mar 5th, 2018 - Diagnosis Your physician or dentist can usually make a diagnosis of geographic tongue based on an examination of your tongue and your signs and symptoms. During the exam, your physician or dentist may: Use a lighted instrument to check your tongue and mouth Ask you to move your tongue around in various positions Gently touch (palpate) your tongue to check for tenderness or unusual changes in th...

Bruxism (teeth grinding) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bruxism/symptoms-causes/syc-20356095

Aug 9th, 2017 - Overview Bruxism (BRUK-siz-um) is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. If you have bruxism, you may unconsciously clench your teeth when you're awake (awake bruxism) or clench or grind them during sleep (sleep bruxism). Sleep bruxism is considered a sleep-related movement disorder. People who clench or grind their teeth (brux) during sleep are more likely to have other sl...

Bruxism (teeth grinding) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bruxism/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20356100

Aug 9th, 2017 - Diagnosis During regular dental exams, your dentist likely will check for signs of bruxism. Evaluation If you have any signs, your dentist looks for changes in your teeth and mouth over the next several visits to see if the process is progressive and to determine whether you need treatment. Determining the cause If your dentist suspects that you have bruxism, he or she tries to determine its ca...

Oral lichen planus - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/oral-lichen-planus/symptoms-causes/syc-20350869

Aug 7th, 2017 - Overview Oral lichen planus Oral lichen planus Lesions of oral lichen planus most often appear as white patches on the inside of the cheeks. Oral lichen planus may cause sensitivities to food or brushing, tenderness or burning in the mouth, or pain. Oral lichen planus (LIE-kun PLAY-nus) is an ongoing (chronic) inflammatory condition that affects mucous membranes inside your mouth. Oral lichen p...

Oral lichen planus - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/oral-lichen-planus/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350874

Aug 7th, 2017 - Diagnosis Your doctor makes a diagnosis of oral lichen planus based on: Discussion of your medical and dental history and the medications you're taking Review of symptoms, including lesions in your mouth and any other places on your body Examination of your mouth, and other areas as appropriate He or she also may request lab tests such as: Biopsy. A small tissue sample is taken from one or more...

Gingivitis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gingivitis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354459

Aug 3rd, 2017 - Diagnosis Dentists usually diagnose gingivitis based on: Review of your dental and medical history and conditions that may contribute to your symptoms. Examination of your teeth, gums, mouth and tongue for signs of plaque and inflammation. Measuring the pocket depth of the groove between your gums and your teeth by inserting a dental probe beside your tooth beneath your gum line, usually at sev...