Oral pathology is the field of dentistry that deals with the nature, detection, and management of diseases that affect the oral and maxillofacial areas.
At the Dental Specialist Center, we understand that accurate and timely diagnosis of oral and maxillofacial diseases is the key to providing comprehensive and effective treatment.
Oral Pathology Services In New Jersey
Changes in the appearance of the mucosa is a warning sign for a pathological process. Of the common pathological processes, the most serious kind is oral cancer.
Dentists, during routine dental checkups, are interested in ensuring that the patient is in the best possible oral health state. To achieve this, they carry out general dentistry services such as oral cancer screening. Early detection of oral cancer can go a long way in improving the overall health of the patient and also helping them live a normal life.
Some of the common signs which can be noticed at the beginning of a pathological process or cancerous growth in the mouth include:
- The reddish appearance or reddish patches (known as erythroplasia) or whitish patches (leukoplakia) in the mouth
- A sore in the mouth that has failed to heal and still bleeds easily
- Presence of lumps or thickening on the skin lining the insides of the mouth
- Chronic sore throat or hoarseness and/or difficulty in chewing or swallowing.
When Do You Need an Oral Pathologist?
When these changes are noted, patients are advised to seek immediate help from dental specialists at The Dental Specialty Center. The team of dental care specialists are well experienced and able to handle and manage such conditions while working towards restoring perfect health to the patient.
Oral Pathology patients may also notice some of the common changes on the lips, cheeks, palate, and gum tissues around the teeth, tongue, face, and/or the neck.
In most cases, pathology is most often times not signaled by pain in the earlier stages, and in other cases, it may not be a signal for oral cancer. However, patients who have developed a form or forms of facial and/or oral pain without specifically obvious causes may stand a chance of being at risk of oral cancer.
To ensure that you remain safe and maintain the best oral health, it is recommended that you visit our dental office, The Dental Specialty Center, for routine regular checkups and for oral cancer self-examination. Our team of dental care specialists are able to schedule a monthly oral cancer screening appointment for you. this is aimed at helping you better monitor your oral health and also improving your overall health condition.
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In the event of oral cancer, we have a team of specialists at The Dental Specialty Center who are committed to presenting you with the available treatment and management options while educating you on the pros and cons, alongside the expected results of all treatment options available.