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this is early sign of oral submucous fibrosis
in later stages you can feel-burning sensation in mouth when consuming spicy food,appearance of blisters especially on palate,ulcerations or recurrent generalised inflammation of oral mucosa,excessive salivation
,defective gustatory sensation,dry mouth,small vesicles in cheek and palate,petechiae on tongue,oral mucosa becomes blanched,white fibrous bands appear,,limited mouth opening,difficulty in swallowing,atrophy of tongue papillae.
reduction or elemination of tobacco chewing
is an important preventive measure.
treatment regimen are-
nutritional support-mainly for high protein and calories and for vitamin-b complex and other vitamins and minerals
immunomodulatory drugs-ocal and systemic application of glucocorticoids and placental extracts are commonly used.
physiotherapy-measures such as forceful mouth opening and heat therapy
should be done.
local drug delivery-