Extraesophageal Manifestations of GERD

Anthony J DiMarino Jr, MD; Sidney Cohen, MD

Chapter 6: GERD and Oral Manifestations (continued)

Mabi Singh, DMD, MS; Britta Magnuson, DMD; Athena Papas, DMD, PhD

Numerous studies have confirmed a significant association between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and involvement of the soft and hard tissue of the oral cavity in both adults and children. The signs and symptoms include dental erosion, halitosis, water brash (eg, sialorrhea, ptyalism), mouth sores (eg, mucosal ulceration), erythema of mucosa, taste disturbances, burning sensation, globus, dysphagia, odynophagia, and coughing. Dental erosion is the primary extraesophageal manifestation of GERD and will be discussed in detail in this chapter. Along with dental erosion, patients with…