What To Do About Sores And More

When you find a bump in your mouth – or a lump, or a sore, or otherwise – you may immediately find yourself in a state of panic. The good news is that you don’t need to feel upset. You simply need to contact us to schedule an oral pathology appointment. In short, oral pathology is a term that refers to problems that develop in your mouth, which may signify or progress into an oral disease. Why shouldn’t you worry? Because we are here to help. Learn more.

Your First Reaction

Don’t panic. Instead, take note of what you have discovered – the size, the color, the way it feels, etc. You may then make one of two choices. If you are in significant pain or feel too concerned, feel free to call us immediately. However, recognize that we feel comfortable instructing you to wait approximately a week to give the issue time to heal. If a week goes by and there has been no change – or if the issue becomes worse – then we urge you to call us right away.

Scheduling An Appointment

Scheduling an oral pathology visit is the best choice for so many reasons. Consider the following:

  • We will examine you, identify the issue, and explain whether it is benign or requires treatment
  • We will offer the appropriate treatment
  • We can prevent serious complications by treating the issue immediately, rather than later

How We Help

If we identify a concern during your oral pathology visit, our team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons will help you by creating a minimally invasive treatment plan to restore the health of your mouth.


Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa).