At Henderson Oral Surgery, our dentists are prepared to help you with any problems or questions you may have when it comes to the ongoing state of your dental health. As we age, many of us have to face and overcome oral diseases, such as oral cancer. If this occurs, we refer you to oral pathologists, or specialists, who focus on the diagnosis and treatment of these specific issues. Our oral pathologists are on staff to help you with any and every area of disease management that you may need, from diagnosis to oral surgery and checking in with you afterward.
What Makes An Oral Pathologist Unique?
While our dentists are trained to deal broadly with many of the basic concerns that you might face with your oral health, an oral pathologist is far more specialized. If you were to encounter an odd growth in your mouth or begin suffering from a unique oral condition, we would want to schedule the proper oral surgery with you in order to counteract the problem. If left alone, issues such as these can become much more acute and serious.
Consequently, we turn to our oral pathologists in these moments, as they are best equipped to help you with their additional knowledge of oral diseases and how to treat them. Once you come in for an appointment with our oral pathologists, we can better guarantee swift care, the most accurate diagnosis, and appropriate oral surgery for whatever troubles you.
Oral Pathologists And Oral Cancer
Oral pathologists are most commonly associated with oral cancer, as they are who you would consult in order to confront and overcome this major disease. Particularly if you have a history of oral cancer in your family, taking preemptive action by making an appointment with our oral pathologists for an oral cancer screening is the most effective first step.
Our oral pathologists are best equipped to help you with oral surgery if the disease is detected early, so keeping an eye on potential abnormalities is wise. Oral cancer screenings can involve biopsies, X-rays, visual examinations, salivary gland inspections, and more. If any malignant or benign tumors are discovered, our oral pathologists can help you eliminate them through subsequent oral surgery.
What Other Conditions Can An Oral Pathologist Address?
Though the analyses and treatment of oral cancers are an important part of oral pathology, the field is also quite useful for helping you to overcome a number of other oral irregularities and problems. Oral pathologists are trained to help you address canker sores, or the small injuries that form near your gums or softer areas of your mouth. An oral pathologist can also prescribe you ointments, creams, or pills if you suffer from cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus. Dry mouth, osteonecrosis of the jaw, and oral thrush are other issues that oral pathology and specialized oral surgery can help you with.
Regular appointments and a thorough oral care routine can help deal with many oral health issues. But if you believe that oral pathology could be the right choice for your specific needs and you would like to learn more, call our Green Valley or St Rose offices today at (702) 270-2999.