Oral Pathology In Atlanta
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Oral pathology is the treatment of diseases related to your mouth and the surrounding structural areas. This includes gum disease, infectious mouth sores, oral cancer, oral thrush (the accumulation of mouth fungus), and more.
Finding an Atlanta dentist who can treat the full spectrum of your dental needs, including the diagnosis and treatment of more serious oral diseases, isn’t always easy. Our dental team at Atlanta Smiles is well-versed on oral pathology and how to treat patients with a variety of different conditions linked to their overall health.
Concentrations of Oral Pathology
Your Atlanta dentist may examine a number of areas for dental-related diseases, including:
- Teeth Tongue
- Jaws Salivary glands
- Lymph nodes
If you have recently developed persistent bad breath, fungal infections, or mouth sores, you may be experiencing or at risk of an oral disease. Patients who are developing oral cancer may also notice recurring mouth pain, ulcerous lesions, difficulty swelling and moving the mouth, a sore throat, and more.
Oral Cancer Screening & Treatment
Our dentists will perform an oral cancer screening as a part of your regular dental checkup to assist with early diagnosis and treatment. These screenings can be done in a matter of minutes and can be fundamental to your long-term oral and general health. During the oral cancer screening, our dentists will examine the following areas for suspicious changes in growths or abnormalities:
- Mouth palate
- Face, head, neck, and jaw
- Lips and the inside lining of the lips
- Tongue and the floor of the mouth
If your dentists examine you and detects an abnormality, they may recommend taking a small biopsy be performed. We will then send the results to a professional lab for clinical diagnosis and develop a personalized treatment plan based on the findings.
At Atlanta Smiles, we specialize in the treatment of oral disease and various other areas of comprehensive dentistry. To learn more about oral pathology and the services we offer, please contact us by calling (404) 262-7733.