Oral Pathology Treatments

Welcome to Atlantic Oral Surgery, where we provide superior oral treatment plans and surgeries to all your dental and oral health needs. Our practice is based in North Carolina and we pride ourselves on providing excellent care and treatment plans to patients based in the cities of Mooresville, Statesville, Lake Norman, and Cornelius and who are in need of professional dental health care. In our practice, we pride ourselves on going the extra mile to ensure that our patients are not only taken care of but well-informed and comfortable with every step of their custom treatment plan. Our team boasts a superior staff of board-certified surgeons who will dedicate themselves to solving your dental needs and who are highly skilled in performing a wide scope of oral surgeries.

Among other services, one of our specialties at Atlantic Oral Surgery lies in Oral Pathology and our highly-vetted, board-certified oral pathologists. Although we recommend booking an appointment and visiting our practice or talking to one of our team members in person – we’ve compiled a detailed list of all the things you need to know about Oral Pathology.

If you still have any unanswered questions – be sure to contact one of our specialists here

What is Oral Pathology?

When discussing Oral Pathology, you’ll frequently hear the word mucosa being used. Simply put – this refers to the skin inside your mouth. Oral Pathology has to do with the mucosa and looks at any changes in color or abnormalities, which could possibly be an early warning sign of oral disease or cancer. Most oral cavity changes aren’t serious, however, it’s crucial that any changes be examined by one of our Atlantic Oral Surgeons, to ensure that we err on the side of caution and prevent further complications by early treatment and detection

How do I prevent oral disease and oral pathology?

Now, although all oral diseases or pathology cases cannot be prevented, a healthy mouth will go a very long way in helping you protect your oral cavity against diseases. A well-maintained oral health routine and lifestyle are also essential in maintaining good oral hygiene and health in general. Some of these small lifestyle changes are essential in keeping your oral hygiene in tip-top shape.

  • Brush your teeth twice a day and for two minutes per brush.
  • Clean between your teeth and floss twice a day.
  • Limit your intake of sugar and alcohol.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Annual check-ups with your dentist.
  • A healthy diet and drinking plenty of water.

At Atlantic Oral Surgery, we believe early detection can be extremely beneficial when treating oral pathologies. That’s why we recommend performing monthly oral self-examinations to ensure that there aren’t any abnormalities.

How do I perform an oral self-examination?

If you suspect any abnormal growths, discoloration, or pain and discomfort, we strongly advise that you come in for an examination from one of our oral surgeons and pathologists. However, frequent self-examinations are also considered extremely important to ensure that everything is healthy and can help with early detection. Please note that this should not be considered as an alternative to an examination by your Oral Surgeon, as each case is unique and symptoms may vary from person to person.

  • Be sure to remove any dentures before performing your oral self-exam.
  • Feel and look at the insides of your lips and the front of your gums for any discolor or abnormal growths.
  • Don’t forget to check the roof of your mouth for any lumps, sores, or discoloration.
  • Enlarged lymph nodes can be found in both sides of the neck or the lower jaw – be sure to feel for any abnormalities there too.

Luckily, we have an exceptional team of doctors and oral surgeons on our team who would gladly do a routine checkup to set your mind at ease or study any abnormalities further to determine the cause and design a custom treatment plan. Be sure to connect with us today.

Common Signs of Oral Pathologies

Many people are under the impression that each disease or abnormality will be accompanied by pain or discomfort. Unfortunately, this is not the case and pain will not necessarily occur with pathology – especially with abnormalities associated with cancer. This is why early detection can be tricky and why it’s crucial to undergo routine checkups.

If you are experiencing any of the below-mentioned signs and symptoms, we strongly advise you to contact us at Atlantic Oral Surgery:

  • An ongoing sore that easily bleeds and fails to heal properly.
  • Red or white patches on the inside of your mouth.
  • A red or thickening lump or growth on any part of the soft inside tissue of your mouth.
  • Difficulty swallowing or chewing.
  • Chronic Hoarseness and sore throat.

What is the treatment procedure?

At our practice, we treat each case with the utmost care and detail. Our expert oral surgeons and highly experienced oral pathologists use their expertise to diagnose, study and treat various disorders of the mouth and jaw. Each patient undergoes a comprehensive examination that will determine the cause of the symptoms. Thereafter, a custom treatment plan is designed and discussed with each patient that includes your oral surgeon’s recommendations, treatment plan, and the way forward to ensure optimal results that consider your specific needs.

Don’t panic – give us a call.

We’re here for you. If you are feeling uncertain about anything or have any questions about your dental and oral health, be sure to contact our friendly staff members at Atlantic Oral Surgery. We value clear communication and transparency and are here to ensure that there is someone guiding you along every step of the way, from reception to recovery.

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