Oral pathology is another important service provided by oral surgeons that protects your oral health, and it can even be lifesaving. This type of procedure involves removing unusual tissue and examining it for microscopic signs of malignancy or other oral diseases.
Because the prognosis for oral cancer is much better when it is identified earlier, it’s important to pay attention to any concerning changes in your oral tissues and seek evaluation when you notice them. Furthermore, other issues identified in a biopsy can also be treated before they threaten your oral health.
If you have noticed any strange symptoms in any of your oral tissues and those changes persist for more than a couple of weeks, visit our office for a biopsy. We can determine your diagnosis and recommend effective treatment.
Purpose Of Oral Pathology
Oral pathology techniques are used to evaluate unusual tissue patterns to determine if any oral diseases, such as infections or oral cancer, are present and identify and treat such diseases. The suspicious tissue is removed and evaluated under a microscope to identify any genetic anomalies.
The following tissues may be affected:
An oral surgeon might also remove tissue from elsewhere in the face or neck area for biopsy.