ORAL MEDICINE

 
 

DEPARTMENT OF ORAL MEDICINE

 
The Department of Oral Medicine of the Instituto Português da Face focuses on observing, diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating all people who have lesions of the oral cavity. This area also includes adverse effects of drugs in the mouth and oral manifestations of systemic diseases.

Oral Medicine acts as a bridge between the various specialties of Medicine and Dental Medicine, with multidisciplinary and team work being essential.

At the Instituto Português da Face, we offer a multidisciplinary network in which several specialists work together to ensure that the patient is properly assisted, ensuring confidence and excellence. We take care to warn you about lesions of the tongue, mouth and lips, and aim to restore health to your mouth!
 
 
 

ORAL MEDICINE TREATMENTS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The oral cavity, and the lips are lined with oral mucosa, which is the skin inside the mouth and lips.

The oral mucosa has the following main functions:
  • Coating and protection against external aggressors: bacteria, viruses and fungi
  • Physical integrity of the mouth
  • Saliva production through the salivary glands
  • Initiation of digestion
  • Tactile sensory function
  • Thermal sensory function
  • Taste sensory function

Within the oral mucosa itself there are 3 different mucosal subtypes: lining, chewing and specialized mucosa. Each subtype, with its characteristics and functions, is subject to different types of aggressions and diseases. These particularities are important for the diagnosis and treatment of mucosal diseases.

 
 
 
 

DIAGNOSIS - CONTACT ENDOSCOPY

 

TREATMENT - LOW INTENSITY LASER

 
 

ORAL MUCOSAL DISEASES

 
When treating these diseases, we must re-activate or preserve the important functions of this notable structure of our body which is the mouth: eating, hydrating, savouring, chewing, swallowing, smiling, laughing, talking and self-expression.

Did you know that some of these lesions of the oral mucosa could be the first sign of a more serious disease? Or that they could be potentially malignant? But if diagnosed and treated in time, this risk is minimized.

Some of these conditions, although benign, such as recurrent thrush, cause enormous discomfort in everyday life. But ... did you know that it is possible to increase your quality of life through some innovative treatments that we have at the Instituto Português da Face?

 
DISEASES OF THE ORAL MUCOSA CAN BE DIVIDED INTO: BENIGN DISEASES AND POTENTIALLY MALIGNANT DISEASES
 
 
 

BENIGN DISEASES

 
 
 
Benign diseases of the oral cavity have no potential to develop into cancer. However, although benign, they cause enormous discomfort in everyday life because people feel:

  • Ache
  • Nuisance
  • They cannot feed themselves
  • They find it difficult to chew and swallow food
  • Burning
  • Dry mouth
  • Fissures and wounds on the tongue
  • Bite injuries (tongue, cheeks and lips)
  • Ulcerations and blisters
  • Difficulty in speaking, smiling or laughing
  • Decreased quality of life

But ... did you know that it is possible to relieve these symptoms and increase your quality of life through some innovative treatments that we have at the Instituto Português da Face?

Within the benign diseases of the oral cavity, tongue and lips, there is an enormous diversity of diseases. Let's talk a little about the most common ones and how we can help you!
 
 
 

Benign Mouth Diseases

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

POTENTIALLY MALIGNANT DISEASES

 
 
 
WHAT ARE POTENTIALLY MALIGNANT ORAL DISEASES?
 
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WHAT ARE POTENTIALLY MALIGNANT ORAL DISEASES?
 
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HOW CAN I KNOW IF I HAVE A POTENTIALLY MALIGNANT ORAL DISEASE?
 
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HOW MANY TIMES SHOULD I SELF- EXAMINE MY MOUTH?
 
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POTENTIALLY MALIGNANT ORAL DISEASES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IPFACE TEAM ASSIGNED TO THE DEPARTMENT
 
 
 
 
DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR
 
 
 
Team
 
 
 
 
 
DR MARTA GALRITO
 
 
 
PROF. DR DAVID ÂNGELO
 
DR CARLOS NABUCO
 
 
 
DR DAVID SANZ
 
NELSON VILAÇA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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