Oral pathology is the diagnosis and corresponding treatment of any diseases that occur in your mouth. Our team at Rio Grande Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center can assist you with oral pathology screenings and treatments to ensure your smile and oral health last a lifetime.
Types of Oral Pathology
There are many types of oral pathologies, and they do not always present themselves with the same symptoms or complications. We’ve listed some of the most common oral diseases that oral surgeons treat below:
- Cysts or ulcers
- Oral cancer
- Salivary gland disease
- Bacterial, fungal, and viral infections
An oral examination will help you determine whether your condition requires immediate treatment. In some cases, a biopsy will be recommended to properly evaluate the problem and determine the best solution for oral health.
Symptoms and Warning Signs
The earlier that we catch a pathological process in the mouth, the easier it is for us to address the problem. For this reason, it is important to be conscious of symptoms that may warrant an expert evaluation. If you or your dentist notices any changes in the lining of your mouth, our oral surgeon, Dr. Gregory McGee, is more than happy to give a second opinion and provide you with options for treatment.
Below are a few of the warning signs of a potential oral disease:
- Mouth sores that bleed and do not heal on their own
- Swelling that does not go down
- Reddish or whitish patches on your tongue, cheeks, or the lining of your mouth
- A persistent sore throat or extreme difficulty swallowing
If you experience any of these symptoms, we encourage you to schedule a consultation before the problem worsens.
Oral Pathology Treatment in Albuquerque, NM
Treatment for oral diseases varies depending on the patient’s condition. If you come in for an oral exam or biopsy, we will go over your results with you and determine the best plan for treatment as a team. To learn more about oral pathology screenings and treatment at our practice, call our office in Albuquerque, NM. One of our staff members will be happy to help you.