NICOTINE STOMATITIS/SMOKERS PALATE: CLINICAL FEATURES, HISTOPATHOLOGY AND TREATMENT
Author: Sanketh DS, MDS
INTRODUCTION & ETIOLOGY
Nicotine stomatitis is a common form of keratosis of the hard palate seen in long-term smokers. It is commonly associated with pipe smokers, although it is seen in cigar and cigarette smoking as well. Long-term use of extremely hot beverages could also cause similar changes in the hard palate. Patients are usually either unaware of the lesion or might have had it for years.
OTHER (HACKDENTISTRY) PRACTICE/STUDY RESOURCES