Questions About Oral Pathology
In addition to high-quality oral and maxillofacial surgery, we also provide comprehensive oral pathology services to help patients stay ahead of potentially devastating oral health concerns. That includes various forms of oral cancer, which depend on early detection for improved chances of successful treatment.
What does oral pathology mean?
Oral pathology is a highly specified focus of the oral and maxillofacial discipline, and involves the comprehensive study and identification of chronic oral diseases. Extensive experience and advanced technologies allows us to closely monitor your oral health for the potential development of such issues.
What are the signs of oral cancer?
Oral cancer is one of the most common dangers that oral pathology helps us detect and keep track of. This can include cancers of any of your mouth and/or throat tissues, and can lead to signs such as lumps, ulcers, lesions, discomfort, and other oral tissue concerns.
What can a biopsy tell you?
If a routine oral cancer screening uncovers potential signs of oral cancer, then the next step may be to undergo an oral biopsy for more precise analysis and diagnosis. This involves removing a small portion of the oral tissue in question and carefully examining it under a microscope to determine if the tissue’s cells are cancerous.
Will you need further treatment?
The results of an oral tissue biopsy can help determine if you may need further treatment for oral cancer or other concerns. Depending on the nature and extent of this concern, we may recommend you to a trusted oral health specialist to ensure you receive the highest quality care.
Learn more by calling us today
Oral pathology can help you protect your oral and overall health from severe concerns, such as oral cancer. To schedule your consultation, call the Texas Institute of Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery in Midlothian, TX, today at 469-649-8259. We also serve patients who live in Dallas, Mansfield, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Desoto, Red Oak, Waxahachie, Ft. Worth, and all surrounding communities.