Contributor: Dr. Jessica Gradoville

  • A 67-year-old female presents with a nonwipeable lesion on the gingiva buccal to tooth #26.
  • The lesion has been present for an unknown duration.
  • The patient is a former smoker.
Which of the following should be included on the differential diagnosis?

What is the most appropriate next step for diagnosing this lesion?

Based on the histopathology what is the correct diagnosis?

How is this lesion best managed?