Dr. Sudha Summarwar, Dr. Ritu Aggarwal, Dr. Eti Mantri
The present study conducted in Jodhpur Rajasthan, shows that salary based and middle educated persons are consumed more tobacco in both forms so incidence of oral and health problems are increased. A healthy mouth enables an individual to speak, eat and socialize without experiencing active disease, discomfort or embarrassment. The adverse effects of tobacco and alcohol on oral health are well documented. These include both common and rare conditions and diseases, some harmless and some life-threatening. Conventional visual inspection and palpation of oral soft tissues for the early detection of premalignant and malignant changes have their limitations. The adjunctive application of technology to highlight such changes may increase the diagnostic yields. A number of techniques have been developed to supplement clinical examination and improve the diagnosis of early oral malignancy.