The maladies of blood provoke polyformic buccal manifestations, sometimes quite common – such as the stomatites – other times quite difficult to be understood by the person affected by them.
Such signs may be manifested long before the general symptomatology is obvious, the dentist being obliged to perform paraclinical investigations for establishing a correct diagnosis.
The paper approaches a domain of special practical importance, with applicative effects which point to the importance of the dentist.
Some oral and dental signs and symptoms are common to all hemolytic anemias(6).
When hemolysis is sufficiently high, having been already installed, anemia occurs, manifested first by palidness, easier to be observed in the nail bed and in pulpebral conjunctivitis. Pallor of the oral mucous membrane is especially obvious at the level of the soft palate, tongue and sublingual tissues, becoming more and more visible as the anemia is developing.
Blood diseases are manifested by lesions of the buccal mucous membrane, especially in its fixed portion. Characteristic to blood maladies is the absence of any inflammatory reaction around the ulcerous lesions.