Oral Pathology Services

At Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we believe thorough examination and accurate diagnoses are essential for properly treating oral and facial issues. Our expert oral surgeons are highly experienced in oral pathology, the science of diagnosing, studying, and treating disorders of the mouth and jaw. Patients who come to us with certain dental issues, oral health concerns, and jaw problems can benefit from a comprehensive examination to determine the cause of symptoms. Our surgeons can provide a variety of specialized treatments in the hospital-like environment of our office.

Oral Pathology Explained

Oral and maxillofacial pathology is a dental specialty that involves studying and diagnosing mouth and jaw disorders, including issues with orofacial skin.

Some examples of oral abnormalities and diseases are:
  • Cleft palate or cleft lip
  • Jaw misalignment
  • Macroglossia (tongue enlargement)
  • Periodontal disease
  • Oral ulcers
  • Geographic tongue
  • Oral cancer

This area of dentistry and pathology covers a large range of complex issues, so patients can benefit from working with the expert oral surgeons at Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

We know that dental issues, oral health concerns, and unexplained symptoms can be stressful for patients. That’s why we work hard to provide the best possible patient experience, from the initial consultation through surgical recovery. Our office is designed to help patients feel comfortable and relaxed, and we offer a wide variety of anesthetic and sedation options so patients experience minimal pain and maximum relaxation. The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care has verified our hospital-grade facility.

Warning Signs of Oral and Maxillofacial Disorders

Because there are so many diseases and abnormalities that fall under the umbrella of oral pathology, the possible symptoms and warning signs are diverse.

For example, some of the common symptoms of oral cancer include:
  • Chronic throat soreness or hoarseness
  • Sores or lesions inside the mouth
  • Red or white patches on the interior cheeks or tongue
  • Excessive bleeding of mouth sores

While these visible signs may indicate the existence of oral cancer or another oral disease, scientific review of a biopsy can provide a definitive diagnosis. At Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we perform a full histopathological review of each of our patient’s biopsies to find and diagnose any abnormalities. Once we know the cause of a patient’s oral health problems, our surgeons can develop a comprehensive treatment plan.

Appointment Scheduling

Do you have oral health concerns? Have you noticed pain, bleeding, or other symptoms? If so, contact Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery to schedule a consultation with our experienced oral surgeons. You can trust our caring staff and top-of-the-line facility to help you feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the entire process. Get in touch with us today through our online form.