Oral Pathology vs. Oral Cancer

Oral Pathology vs. Oral Cancer The discovery of a cyst or sore during an oral self-exam may be upsetting. If you discover a suspicious lump, sore or lesion, promptly make an appointment for an examination by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Most oral pathologies are not cancerous, but each should be diagnosed by an OMS. […]

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Oral, Head and Neck Pathology

  Your oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) is the expert for diagnosing and surgically treating cancer of the head, neck and mouth. The Oral Cancer Foundation estimates that close to 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. Oral cancer’s mortality is particularly high, not because it is hard to detect […]

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Growths and Tumors

In addition to routine surgical procedures that are performed by our practice on a daily basis we also treat pathology of the mouth and jaws.  Often times during a routine dental evaluation dark or bright white spots will appear on dental x-rays.  Impacted teeth such as third molars or wisdom teeth can lead to the […]

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The Importance of Oral Cancer Screening (OCS)

Every six months, usually during your dental hygiene appointment, your dentist and hygienist will perform an intraoral examination.  They’re not just looking for cavities; they are also looking for any pathology that may have developed in your mouth since your previous visits.  They may also be checking to make sure that certain areas that they […]

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