Oral Submucous Fibrosis: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management (Textbooks in Contemporary Dentistry)

Saman Warnakulasuriya

The book presents guides to the diagnosis and management of Oral Submucous Fibrosis, and includes a concise update on the recent evidence on aetiology and aetiopathogenesis to educate the reader on the prevention of the disease. Oral Submucous Fibrosis is a potentially malignant disorder that leads to the development of oral cancer. The first part of the book is dedicated to the epidemiology, the clinical features and the classification of Oral Submucous Fibrosis and associated conditions. The aetiology of Oral Submucous Fibrosis including lifestyle and genetic factors is discussed in the second part of the book followed by two chapters on the etiopathogenesis of the disease. Readers will find clear guidance on investigative techniques and the management of Oral Submucous Fibrosis. The last part of the book considers the connection between Areca nut and the disease and outlines methods of supporting areca nut chewers on habit cessation. The book is designed to serve as a comprehensive resource and reference in the oral health domain for learners at all levels, researchers, clinicians, and public health professionals. It will be of great value for students and trainees on any graduate program in dentistry.


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