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Oral Pathology

The lining of the mouth is typically smooth and coral pink in color. Any deviations to this could indicate the presence of an oral pathology or oral cancer and may require a biopsy.

Oral Pathology Specialist

Dr. Curtis is trained to identify, diagnose, and treat oral pathologies of the head, neck, and mouth, including oral cancers. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, oral cancer is typically discovered late in its development, which gives it a very high mortality rate. It is because of this that you should contact Upstate Oral Surgery & Dental Implants promptly if you suspect any abnormalities or pathologies in your mouth.

The inside of your mouth should be smooth and coral pink in color. Sores, lumps, dry patches, or discolorations are warning signs that something is wrong and should be evaluated by an oral healthcare specialist. Dr. Curtis is a very experienced professional who is trained in diagnosing and treating oral pathologies. The majority of oral pathologies are benign, but it is very important to receive proper care and assessment from an oral surgeon you can trust. That’s where we come in. Call to request an appointment today if you are concerned about oral pathologies or have noticed any abnormalities inside of your mouth.

Signs and Symptoms of Oral Pathologies

Removing growths and oral lesions is a delicate process, and at Upstate Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we can guarantee that you’ll be given the precision and expertise necessary to treat and rebuild the structures of your mouth. It is recommended that you perform self-assessments of the lining of your mouth. Normal, healthy mucosa of the mouth is smooth and coral pink in color. If you notice any of the following signs, an oral pathology may be present:

Performing an oral self-exam will make sure you are familiar with how your mouth normally looks and feels and will make it easier to detect changes and abnormalities. If you are experiencing any of the previously listed symptoms and are concerned that you may have an oral pathology, contact our office to be evaluated as soon as possible.

Biopsy Procedures

When you come in for an oral pathology evaluation, Dr. Curtis may perform a biopsy in our office. He will remove a sample of tissue to be further analyzed and tested by a laboratory pathologist, who will provide a diagnosis. After he receives the results of the diagnosis, Dr. Curtis will discuss treatment options with you.

If you have noticed any irregularities in the lining of your mouth or are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, please contact our office to schedule an appointment. This way, Dr. Curtis can evaluate your condition with a pathology screening and create a treatment plan. Our team at Upstate Oral Surgery & Dental Implants looks forward to being able to care for you because your health matters most.