By Eugenia P. Roberts, DDS,and Sabita Rao, DMD
Nonspecific oral ulcerations occurring in the infant population often lead to consultations with medical and oral health professionals. Although these conditions are not uncommon, there are very few reports in the dental literature regarding their etiology, clinical features, and treatment. Thus, oral health providers need to be able to recognize and diagnose the lesion or lesions based on common clinical features. Collaboration between dentists, dental specialists, pediatricians, and parents/caregivers helps in the early recognition of these ulcers, as well as when planning treatment that is most beneficial to the infant. Efficient resolution will allow minimal disruption in nutritional intake, and overall improved growth and development.
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