Over 700 systemic diseases are estimated to afflict the mouth and the peristomal tissues. Most of these unfavorably affect the quality of life when they e.g. cause ulcerations (wounds) that are accompanied by intense pain and a difficulty in mastication or deglutition.
In many cases of mouth diseases, the patient visits for a large time period a non-specialized doctors before he decides to visit a specialized stomatologist.
This results in the correct diagnosis to be delayed for many months.