Oral pathology refers to a variety of diseases and conditions of the mouth, jaws, and face. Trinity River Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center offers evaluation, biopsy, and treatment for cysts, tumors, and other oral and facial conditions at our office in Willow Park, TX. Whether you are dealing with an infection, a cyst, or even oral cancer, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon will form a treatment plan that fits your needs.
Symptoms of Oral Diseases
If you notice any changes in the lining of your mouth, it’s important to have them checked by a professional. If you or your dentist notices any of the following symptoms, you may be referred to an oral surgeon for diagnosis and treatment:
- A chronic sore throat or discomfort when swallowing
- Reddish or whitish patches of discoloration on the lining of the mouth, tongue, or gums
- Sores that bleed or won’t heal on their own
- Thickening of the skin/lining of the cheeks
- Swelling that does not improve or continues to get worse
The beginning stages of most oral diseases are not always painful or uncomfortable, so checking for any changes in the color, shape, or feel of your mouth is an important preventive measure to take. Seeing your dentist for regular checkups is another way to catch pathological processes at earlier stages.
Types of Oral Pathology
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons diagnose and treat a variety of different conditions, including but not limited to
- Oral infections (bacterial, fungal, or viral)
- Cysts and ulcers
- Salivary gland diseases
- Tonsillitis or strep throat
- Oral cancer
When you come to our office, our oral surgeon can perform an oral exam and, if necessary, a biopsy to test for oral diseases. Your surgeon will also develop a treatment plan to correct your condition. Treatment can be as simple as taking a round of antibiotics. If tumor surgery is necessary, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experts at restoring the appearance and function of the facial structure after even the most extensive facial surgeries.
Oral Disease, Cyst, and Tumor Biopsy and Treatment in Willow Park, TX
If you or your dentist notice any suspicious symptoms, Trinity River Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center offers high-quality oral surgery services including biopsy and treatment of oral diseases. For more information or to schedule an oral exam, contact our office in Willow Park, TX, at (817) 441-5000. One of our staff members will be happy to help you.