EP161: Misdiagnosis of a Palatal Mass, OSA and Carotid Calcifications, dental implants in erosive lichen planus
In this episode, I discuss the misdiagnosis of a swelling on the roof of the mouth that turned out to be cancer. This was misdiagnosed twice and can have serious implications for patients. In addition, we talked about the incidental radiographic finding with a panorex showing calcifications in the Carotid artery and its association with obstructive sleep apnea heart attacks and strokes. We also discuss using dental implants to help a patient with severe erosive lichen planus. Lichen planus can be a painful mucosal condition making Dentures very difficult or impossible to wear. Dental implants offers the opportunity to elevate the appliance off of the mucosa making impossible to wear Prosthetics without pain.