TREATMENTIrrigate the undersurface of the tissue flap and the surrounding area with warm saline. Use a 5-ml Luer-Lok syringe with a blunted 18-gauge needle. Figure 2-15 shows how to blunt the needle, and figure 2-16 shows the proper irrigating technique. Wrap a spoon excavator with a portion of a cotton pellet. Place a small amount of glycerite of iodine on the pellet, and wipe the pellet gently under the flap. See figure 2-17. Instruct the patient to rinse with warm saline every 2 hours.
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aphthous stomatitis. Both conditions are marked by the formation of small blisters and ulcers on the oral mucosa as illustrated in figures 2-18 and 2-19. Recurrent labial herpes is an infection that produces a fever blister or cold sore. Such a