Category: Oral Pathology

Evaluating Your Smile With Oral Pathology

When you have sores, lumps, or other changes to your gums and oral structures, then you should let your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons know. As part of our approach to oral pathology, we can examine and diagnose these issues and discover whether you need a biopsy or treatment. In today’s blog,… Read more »

The Role of Oral Pathology in Your Overall Health

To many people, complex oral health care often means the need for a specific type of oral surgery to address a foundation and/or functional issue with their oral health. This might include severe tooth loss, or damage or malformation of the jawbone. However, specialized oral health care can also involve diagnosing and tracking certain, less… Read more »

Smile Changes: How Do I Know If A Visit Is Necessary?

When you notice a change with any aspect of your smile, one of your first thoughts might be that coming in to see our Santa Rosa, CA would be a good idea. However, it’s quite possible that if you are like many of our patients, this immediate certainty is followed by a vague sense that… Read more »

When To Schedule An Oral Pathology Visit

What is oral pathology, why does it have to sound so scary, and when might you need it, you wonder? First, our Santa Rosa, CA team is happy to explain that this area of dental care includes the research, diagnoses, and treatment of changes with your oral health that are not considered normal. While we… Read more »

Oral Pathology: Could It Happen To Me?

Oral Pathology is a scary term to encounter. It sounds pretty serious, and definitely like something you’d want to avoid. Oral pathology covers diseases and conditions that develop in your mouth. While most oral pathologies are not life-threatening, they all need to be checked out by a dentist and many are referred to an oral… Read more »

Oral Pathology: Our Priorities For Your Experience

We know that a change in your mouth can lead to some amount of anxiety. One day, there’s nothing unusual happening. The next day, you see a bump or irritation and you don’t know what to do or how much to worry. If we have anything to say about it, you don’t worry at all… Read more »

Should You Worry About A Bump In Your Mouth?

Our mouths and tongues are full of nerve endings, and they often sense even tiny changes in our mouths. For children, that may be a wiggly tooth, or the sensitive area when a new tooth is coming in. By the age of 20, most people have attained their full set of teeth, and new lumps, bumps or… Read more »

Q&A: In Honor Of Oral Cancer Awareness Month

There are those things that are easy to consider and think about on a daily basis. Then, there are those oral health issues that are often easy to overlook and forget about until they begin causing a problem. When it comes to issues like oral cancer, which are often silent as they begin developing, it’s… Read more »

Is It A Canker Sore?

When it comes to oral pathology, which is the area of care dealing with sores, bumps, and anything that may hint at a disease happening within your mouth, it’s often difficult for patients to figure out what’s going on at home. As a result, we find that you may not know when to schedule a… Read more »

Something’s Different But It Doesn’t Hurt: Now What?

It’s a sore? It’s a lump? What do you call this? We call it oral pathology. This is another way of describing issues like sores and any other potential disease that shows up in your mouth. The good news is that many developments are benign (which means they are harmless). You will also notice that… Read more »