Diagnosis and Management of Gingival Diseases and Conditions
Diagnosis and Management of Gingival Diseases and Conditions is a continuing education presentation designed to provide an overview common gingival diseases and conditions other than the common plaque-induced gingivitis. The causes of these diseases can range from genetics, medications, infection, immune-mediated, reactive, traumatic, endocrine to neoplastic in nature. Examples include herpetic lesions, plasma cell gingivitis, pemphigoid, orofacial granulomatosis, pyogenic granuloma, leukoplakia, leukemia, vitamin deficiencies, drug induced overgrowth, among others. Diagnostic work-up including medical history, clinical examination, laboratory tests, histopathology, and diagnostic imaging for appropriate diagnosis will be presented. Evidence-based management modalities to treat and manage these conditions will be discussed. Periodontal management considerations including non-surgical and surgical therapies (grafting, implants) in patients with gingival diseases such as lichen planus will also be discussed.
Attendees of this presentation will be able to:
||Identify clinical characteristics of gingival diseases and conditions
||Develop differential diagnoses for gingival disease other than plaque-induced gingivitis
||Choose appropriate management modalities for specific gingival diseases