The characteristic oral appearance of leukoplakia is of a white patch. It can be greyish to yellowish. Common sites in the mouth are the inner cheek lining, the floor of the mouth and the under surface of the tongue. These patches are not usually painful. But they are sensitive to heat, cold and irritation.
Oral maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists who focus on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries, and issues associated with the head, neck, face, jaws, and hard or soft tissues of the mouth.
Dentists always try to avoid surgical procedures during pregnancy. Wisdom tooth extraction is generally advised before planning a pregnancy or after the delivery of the child.
A periodontist is a dental specialist who undergoes additional training and education in maintaining the health of the gums and surrounding periodontal tissue.
Dental insurance is a particular policy that allows people to budget for the cost of dental procedures effectively. Usually, dental insurance policies are more straightforward and specific as compared to medical health insurance.