Viral Infections of the Mouth

Members of the human herpesvirus (HHV) and human papillomavirus (HPV) families cause the most common primary viral infections of the oral cavity. HPV infections have received particular attention in recent years, as high-risk strains have been linked to some cases of oral squamous cell carcinoma.

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Traumatic Ulcers

Traumatic injuries involving the oral cavity may typically lead to the formation of surface ulcerations. The injuries may result from events such as accidentally biting oneself while talking, sleeping, or secondary to mastication.

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Tooth Anatomy- Gross Anatomy

The tooth anatomy includes the crown, which is the portion of the tooth exposed to the oral cavity, and one or more roots, which are enveloped in bone and the periodontium.

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