Claudia Cristina Tarniceriu, Loredana Liliana Hurjui, Daniela Maria Tanase, Ion Hurjui, Mihaela Mitrea, Ludmila Lozneanu, Carina Balcos, Adina Armencia, Irina Gradinaru
The oral cavity which is known as the buccal cavity is the first part of the digestive system, being ovoidal in shape. Anatomically, the oral cavity has 2 compartments: the oral vestibule and the oral cavity proper. Anaemic syndromes are haematological disorders that have a significant impact on the quality of life and that cause important changes on the structures of the oral cavity. Proper examination of the compartments of the oral cavity can provide important information on systemic diseases that develop anaemic syndrome. The aim of this paper is to describe the main types of anaemic syndromes and how they affect the structures of oral cavity. The oral symptoms of the anemia are non-specific but should alert dentists to the possibility of a severe systemic disease. These manifestations must be properly recognized to obtain appropriate diagnosis and referral for correct treatment.