Burns of oral mucosa - Oral Mucosal Lesion
Thermal burns are ulcers of the oral mucosa cause by contact of hot foods with the oral mucosa. The biggest culprits are hot cheese in pizza and hot coffee/tea. Microwaved food may also cause burns because the food may be hotter in the middle than on the surface.
Electrical burns in the oral cavity are usually of the arc type, where the saliva conducts an electric arc from the source to the mouth. Most cases occur in young children biting live wires at the end of extension cords.
T28.0XXA – Burn of mouth and pharynx, initial encounter
286547006 – Burn of oral cavity
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
- Recurrent are recurrent and do not occur on the gingiva.
- infection in the immunocompromised host
- Local anesthetic ischemic ulcers (from epinephrine) occur at the site of the injection. Such patients may have underlying vasculopathies.
- Chronic is usually associated with a history of a chronic parafunctional habit or a psychiatric disorder.
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