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Oral Medicine Services at Carolinas Center for Oral Health

Conditions or patient complaints treated at Carolinas Center for Oral Health include:

Soft and hard tissue lesions

  • Red and white soft tissue lesions; lumps, bumps or swellings; ulcerations or blisters/vesicles
  • Premalignant or suspected malignant lesions
  • Mucocutaneous disorders of the mouth including: lichen planus, pemphigoid, pemphigus, erythema multiforme or allergic stomatitis
  • Mucosal infections including: fungal and viral infections

Xerostomia/salivary gland disorders

Oral complications of cancer therapy

  • Oral mucositis
  • Bisphosphonate osteonecrosis
  • Xerostomia

Burning mouth

  • Associated with salivary gland disorder, xerostomia or fungal infection
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS)

Taste disorders

Orofacial pain and Temporomandibular disorder (TMD)

  • Problems with the temporomandibular joint
  • Facial muscle pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Non-dental toothache / phantom toothache / atypical facial pain

Other Oral Medicine Services include:

  • Soft and hard tissue biopsies for pathological diagnosis
  • Workup and diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome (salivary flow rate measurement, Schirmer's test, minor salivary gland biopsy)
  • Pharmacologic management (oral and topical medicines)
  • Oral appliance fabrication (for TMD or for snoring / obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Counseling on pain management, muscle re-education techniques and coping strategies
  • Diagnostic or therapeutic injections for soft tissue lesions or facial pain conditions
  • Coordination of care with appropriate providers of various subspecialties
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