ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X
Jagathesh P, Christeffi Mabel R
The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken”. HABIT’ is an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation, may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition. Betel quid chewing is one such habit, and it is an ancient practice common in many countries of Asia and among migrated Asian communities in Africa, Europe and North America. Oral submucous fibrosis is a progressive disease of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa sometimes involving the esophagus. This manuscript attempts to review the etiopathologies and various treatment modalities available.
Published Date: 2015-06-30;