If you or your dentist notices something irregular in the lining of your mouth, an oral surgeon is the most qualified provider to assess your condition and provide a treatment recommendation.
Many oral and facial pathologies have no uncomfortable or painful symptoms in early stages, so it is crucial to attend regular checkups. The sooner a pathological process is caught, the easier it is to treat.
Types of Oral Diseases
There are many kinds of oral diseases, ranging from infections to serious sores and even oral cancer. Our oral surgeons are trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions, including infections, ulcerations, salivary gland disorders, oral cancer, and more. If you aren’t sure whether your condition classifies as oral pathology, chances are your oral surgeon will be able to help diagnose your condition and form a treatment plan.
Signs and Symptoms
If you or your dentist notices any of the following symptoms, you should see an oral surgeon for a second opinion and possible treatment:
- Sores that bleed or do not heal on their own
- White or reddish patches on the mouth’s lining or tongue
- Thickening areas or structures forming in the lining of the mouth
- Soreness or hoarseness in the throat that won’t go away
- Earache that lasts longer than normal
- Pain in or around the mouth with no visible cause
Oral Pathology Treatment with Southern Surgical Arts
Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Tyler, TX, and Palestine, TX, can help you diagnose and treat oral diseases. Several of our surgeons are also on staff at local hospitals to assist with more extensive procedures, such as oral cancer treatments. If you are unsure of whether or not you are experiencing a pathological process, we recommend getting an oral exam as soon as possible. We offer exams, biopsies, and treatment of oral pathologies, so feel free to contact one of our offices to schedule an appointment.