Periodontol 2000 2019 06;80(1):12-27
WHO Collaboration Centre for Epidemiology and Community Dentistry, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
A large number of disorders may affect the oral cavity, including genetic diseases, infections, cancers, blood diseases, skin diseases, endocrine and metabolic disorders, autoimmune and rheumatologic diseases, local lesions, to name a few. Oral mucosa shows a considerable variation in its normal structure and a wide range of conditions may affect it. Such conditions are often harmless or minor and could be primary or secondary to systemic disease. Read More