White lesions of the oral cavity – a stomatology approach

Maria Carmen Fontoura Nogueira da Cruz, João Gabriel Farah Garcia, Vanessa Athayde Silva Braga, Fernanda Ferreira Lopes, Antonio Luiz Amaral Pereira


Introduction: White lesions of oral cavity constitute a complex group of entities, whose the main clinical characteristic is evidenced by the presence of white areas in the mouth. Your aetiology is extremely varied and some lesions don't present an only cause, but they are the result of the interaction of several factors. Aim and methods:It is intended, with this work, to accomplish a literature revision on those lesions, where it is discussed the main white lesions of the oral cavity, your aetiology factors and clinical characteristics besides focusing necessary aspects for the establishment of the diferencial diagnosis of the referred lesions. Conclusion: It can be inferred that is necessary the knowledge of the white lesions of the oral cavity for the dentist, to established the correct diagnosis of the lesions to institute the appropriate treatment to each type, and then, the condition of the patient's health.


Mouth; Stomatology; Etiology

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22456/2177-0018.2451

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