Oral medicine



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As somebody who is qualified in both dentistry and medicine, I am first and foremost a doctor who operates. As someone who has a role as a Module Lead for undergraduate students in dentistry and is a Senior Academy Tutor for medical students at the University of Birmingham, I have kept in touch with being a physician. I recognise that not all problems are solved by surgery and sometimes it's just as important knowing when not to operate.

I regularly see and treat the following oral medicine conditions in my clinical practice:

  • Lichen planus / lichenoid lesions
  • Burning mouth syndrome / oral dysaesthesia / glossodynia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Atypical facial pain
  • White patches (leukoplakia) and dysplastic lesions in the mouth
  • Red patches (erythroplakia / erythroplasia) in the mouth
  • Xerostomia (dry mouth) including Sjogren's syndrome
  • Recurrent aphthous ulceration and oral ulceration of other causes
  • Vesciulobullous conditions e.g. pemphigus, mucous membrane pemphigoid
  • Bacterial, fungal and viral infections of the oral cavity e.g. thrush, herpes, oral manifestations of HIV
  • Oral manifestations of systemic diseases e.g. inflammatory bowel disease