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Table 8 Orofacial diseases in SSc and appropriate oral management

From: French recommendations for the management of systemic sclerosis

Manifestations Treatments
Mouth and dental diseases Prevention:
Pretherapeutic assessment
Specific oral hygiene education
Biannual screening: cavities and periodontal evaluation, check of mucous membranes and jaw bones
Management of hyposialia
Specifics of care:
Short morning oral opening physiotherapy session
Infectious risk to be taken into account in case of invasive procedure
Indication for implant-dependent patients—prosthetic management-specific information