What is Oral Pathology?
Oral pathology is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the mouth, jaws, and related structures. Our team of board-certified oral surgeons utilize advanced techniques and modern technologies to offer comprehensive care and superior diagnostics for patients dealing with a variety of oral health issues.
By conducting comprehensive oral exams and biopsies, we can help diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that may otherwise go undetected. Early detection of potentially harmful conditions, including oral cancer, can lead to more effective treatments and better overall oral health outcomes.
- Diagnosis of oral disease
- Customized treatment plans
- Early detection of serious conditions
- Optimization of systemic conditions
- Treatment of cysts and tumors
- Reconstruction and rehabilitation
The oral pathology treatment process
Every patient is unique, and so is their individual care. We’ll tailor your treatment to suit your needs, but here’s what you can expect from the overall process:
The first step to any oral pathology treatment plan is a thorough exam to assess your oral health, risk factors, symptoms and identify any potential problems. During this exam, your oral and maxillofacial surgeon will perform a careful assessment of your mouth, a physical examination of your neck and head, and take any necessary x-rays or other imaging tests.
Diagnosis and treatment planning
Based on the results of your exam, your dentist will make a diagnosis and create a customized treatment plan. Treatment options may include medication, biopsies, surgery, or other interventions—depending on your condition.
Treatment and follow-up care
After you have recovered, your oral surgeon will recommend the next steps including follow-up care to help you maintain your oral health and prevent future problems. This may include regular exams, routine imaging, additional surgical treatment, or lifestyle changes.