smoker's palate

smoker's palate

ENT A condition caused by smoking: palatal inflammation, minor salivary gland edema, hyperkeratosis in response to tobacco
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Santosh conducted study among geriatric patients which revealed that the most common alterations observed were smoker's palate (43%), denture stomatitis (34%), oral submucous fibrosis (30%), frictional keratosis (23%), leukoplakia (22%), and pyogenic granuloma (22%).