Some of the most common oral mucosal diseases include oral lichen planus and mucous membrane pemphigoid. Martin Greenberg, DDS, chief of oral medicine at Penn Medicine, joins host Dr. Lee Freedman to discuss how primary care physicians can diagnose these conditions, some of which are chronic. Oral lesions are often the first symptoms of various underlying systemic diseases, including Crohn's disease and sarcoidosis. At what point should a physician be concerned that an oral lesion might be the sign of a more serious condition?
Source: ReachMD | Originally Aired: December 28, 2009 | Length: 13 min