Sores and abnormalities that develop in your smile could potentially mean serious issues, including oral cancer. Which is why we recommend seeing us for common oral pathologies, including sores and lesions that don’t heal after a week. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons talk about treating oral pathologies.
What is Oral Pathology?
Oral pathology refers to the treatment of unexplained sores or lesions that form in your mouth. These could indicate disease and other concerns that need immediate treatment, or may require a biopsy and a referral to a specialist. Our team understands these oral pathologies, and we can help decide whether we can address the concern, or whether you need to seek care from a specialist in our community. We know how to address trouble that develops in your mouth, jaw, salivary glands, and more. Don’t ignore these issues, let us know right away. We can offer an exam and screening for people of all ages, from pediatric patients to seniors.
Screening and Examinations
Our team employs advanced imaging technology to carefully examine areas of possible concern. This could include sores, swelling, lumps, or lesions that don’t heal after two weeks. Persistent sore throat, hoarseness, and changes in your voice require a visit too. You should let us know if you have unexplained weight loss in conjunction with sores, red and white splotches in the mouth, or rough patches. We’ll screen the areas with digital x-rays and 3D scanning technology, offering a diagnosis with precision and accuracy. We then create a personalized treatment plan to bring relief and address these potential concerns.
Biopsies and Treatment
Our team may recommend an oral tissue biopsy, and gather a sample of areas of concern, which will be examined in a lab setting with precision. We then discuss recommendations and treatment options, always opting for the least invasive options when possible. If you have any questions about how our team handles common oral pathologies, or if you have sores and lesions that need attention, then contact our team today to schedule an appointment. There is still time to see us before the holiday season limits office hours, and before your 2022 dental insurance benefits expire at the end of December. We can also discuss tooth replacement with dental implants, extractions, and other common oral health issues that need expert attention.
Do You Have Questions About Oral Pathologies?
We’re ready to handle issues with sores or lesions that develop in your smile, offering care before the health, stability, and function of your smile is threatened. If you would like to learn more about protecting the overall health of your smile with an exam and screening, then contact your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons by calling 707-545-4625.