Authors of section

Authors

Scott Bartlett, Michael Ehrenfeld, Gerson Mast, Adrian Sugar

Executive Editor

Edward Ellis III

General Editor

Daniel Buchbinder

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Observation

1. Observation

In cases in which there are minimal clinical signs expectant observation may be the best course of treatment. If the disease progresses to become symptomatic or disfiguring, surgical intervention may be required.

When the maxilla is extensively involved dental displacement with malocclusion may develop. Orthodontic therapy may mitigate this to a degree.

Although a number of medical therapies have been utilized, none to date have shown satisfactory results.

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2. Aftercare for observation

Observation implies close follow-up.

For aftercare and rehabilitation following observation, please refer to your local protocol.