November 2007: Diffuse, thick and yellowish-white palate
Dolphine Oda, BDS, MSc
Dr. William Paulin
Silverdale Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Case Summary and Diagnostic Information
This is a 65-year-old Filipino female with 40+ year history of "reverse smoking". Reverse smoking is smoking with the lighted end of the cigarette held inside the mouth. She denies alcohol use. She was referred by her general dentist for the evaluation of a diffuse, thick, yellowish-white slightly nodular mucosa of the hard palate, some of which overlying the torus palatinus (Figure 1).
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