Dentistry Book

Gingival Disorders

Jaw Disorders

Oral Mucosal Disorders

Palate Disorders

Tooth Disorders

Soft Palate


  1. See Also
    1. Oral Exam
  2. Exam
    1. Do not palpate (provokes a strong Gag Reflex)
    2. Observe asymmetry of soft palate when says "Eee"
    3. Soft palate is a cancer prone site!
      1. Observe for white persistent lesions (Leukoplakia)
      2. Observe for red lesions that cannot be wiped away
  3. Management
    1. Indications to biopsy soft palate lesions:
      1. Suspicious lesion not resolved in 2 weeks
      2. Tobacco abuse history

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