Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 9

Advanced Diagnostic Aids in Detection of Potentially Premalignant Oral Epithelial Lesions - A Review

Jayanta Saikia*, Balaji Pachipulusu, Poornima Govindaraju and Bhagyashree M Nair

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding Author: Jayanta Saikia, Post Graduate Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Karnataka, India.

Received: July 14, 2020; Published: August 10, 2020



 Oral cancer is one of the most mutilating disease afflicting mankind. Precancerous lesions, conditions and early stage oral cancer cannot be adequately identified by visual inspection alone and may be easily overlooked and neglected. Differentiation between early stage cancer, precancerous lesions and benign lesions is often difficult because of the similar appearance of the lesions. Surgical biopsy is a gold standard for diagnosis, but this needs professional services, which are impractical at times. Alternative screening methods which are non-invasive, easily performed and highly accurate are the norms for any test to accept as an alternative for histopathology. Early diagnosis is one of the most important single factor in combating oral cancer. Every general dental practitioner should be aware of recent advances in diagnostic oral medicine in order to provide a high level of care. This paper provides a summary of comprehensive diagnostic modalities that can be used for early detection, which is crucial for its ultimate control and prevention.

Keywords: Diagnostic Aids; Non-invasive; Oral Cancer; Potentially Premalignant Oral Epithelial Lesions; PPOEL; PMDs



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Citation: Jayanta Saikia., et al. “Advanced Diagnostic Aids in Detection of Potentially Premalignant Oral Epithelial Lesions - A Review". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.9 (2020): 11-18.


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