Nicotine Stomatitis appearance ?

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Nicotine Stomatitis appearance ?

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*white lesion

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  • Also known as smoker’s palate
  • caused by the excess heat in the mouth caused by smoking – seen mainly in pipe users
  • Its not dysplastic- usually not associated with oral cancer
  • The white area is due to the keratinization of the area around the salivary gland ducts and the red spots are the dilated opening of the minor salivary gland ducts.
  • The lesion usually disappears when the patient stops smoking
  • Histopathological examination maybe is done to exclude other lesions
  • Differential diagnosis includes Candidiasis, Lichen Planus
  • Treatment: Smoking cessation
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