The appearance of your intraoral tissues can tell a lot about the health of your mouth. Typically, when your mouth is healthy, the tissues are smooth in texture and pink in color. Any change to your intraoral tissues, even minor changes, can sometimes indicate an issue. In some cases, the issue may be severe. At Lehigh Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we perform oral pathology, which enables us to diagnose different oral health complications and provide you with the treatment you need to restore the health of your mouth.
What Types of Pathological Diseases Are There?
There are several different types of pathological diseases that can impact the health of your mouth. These diseases include
How Are Oral Pathological Diseases Diagnosed?
Pathological diseases are diagnosed with an oral exam. First, we visually inspect the interior of your mouth, checking for abnormalities in the soft tissues. Your oral exam will also include X-rays, which will allow us to detect the presence of hidden issues that we might not otherwise be able to see. We may also perform a soft tissue biopsy. A biopsy is a procedure that involves removing a small section of a lesion in your mouth for examination under a microscope. Soft tissue biopsies are an effective tool for detecting, or ruling out, the presence of cancerous cells. Once we have determined your exact issue, we are then able to formulate a customized treatment plan to restore your oral health.
Treatment for Oral Pathological Diseases
The exact treatment you receive depends upon your diagnosis. Common treatments for oral pathological diseases include
While changes to your oral tissues may be no big deal, they can often indicate an issue that can cause serious complications if not addressed immediately. Call Lehigh Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at (610) 435-6161 today to schedule your consultation.
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