The diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases are referred to as oral pathology, which is a specialized field of oral and facial medicine. Your dentist should examine any noticeable changes in the look or feel of your mouth’s lining — further examination from an oral surgeon for biopsy and treatment may be necessary.
Our oral surgeons at Fresno Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center are experts at diagnosing and treating diseases of the mouth. It is important to notice any symptoms that arise in the mouth or facial structures. Regular checkups with your dentist and oral self-examinations can help any sign of oral disease or abnormality from getting overlooked.
Signs and Symptoms
Some symptoms of oral disease include the following:
- Patches in the mouth that are red or white in color
- A sore that is slow to heal or bleeds easily
- A lump or thickened portion inside the mouth
- Hoarseness of voice or a sore throat
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
Types of Oral Diseases
Common oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions include
- Bacterial, fungal, and viral infections of the oral and facial region
- Salivary gland disorders
- Sores or ulcerations
- Oral cancer
Oral Pathology Diagnosis, Biopsy, and Treatment at Fresno Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center
Prompt treatment of any sign of an oral or facial disease is important. Generally, the earlier a pathological process, the easier it is to treat. For more information about oral pathology, or to schedule an appointment, contact one of our offices. A member of our staff will be happy to assist you.