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Hello doctor.. can you please tell me how to differentiate between foliate papillitis and squamous cell carcinoma which occur in the same site?
FOLIATE PAPILLITIS+: FOLIATE PAPILLITIS OCCURS ON THE TONGUE AND IS BENIGN. IT IS INVOLVED WITH TASTE. SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS A DANGEROUS CANCER THAT OCCURS ON THE SKIN AND MUCOUS MEMBRANES, SUCH AS ON THE TONGUE. TO DIFFERENTIATE, A DOCTOR OR DENTIST CAN CUT OUT A SMALL PIECE AND SEND IT FOR ANALYSIS. BEST LUCK. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frenulectomy: Hello. A lingual frenulectomy may be performed in a few different ways. Flaps can be developed to perform the procedure or just a simple clamp and snip of the membranous tissue with a sterile scissors. As your doctor to describe his/her technique and make sure you are comfortable that all your questions and concerns have been addressed before you sign consent. Good luck. ...Read more
1-2 weeks : If surgery is done with a laser, no sutures will be needed and recovery is easier. Most patients return to a normal diet within two weeks. The younger the patient, the quicker the recovery. Make sure to follow all post-op directions for a speedy recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer