Oral Pathology - San Angelo & Brownwood, TX
Don’t Let Oral Disease
Sneak Up on You
What is Oral Pathology?
Oral cancer poses a significant threat, impacting numerous individuals annually. Timely and effective identification and treatment are crucial, as the consequences can cause serious issues. Within the domain of oral pathology, we focus on diagnosing and treating various mouth diseases, encompassing oral cancer, tumors, cysts, and lesions. At Angelo Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, we provide efficient oral pathology screenings and biopsies, enabling early detection and treatment of potential issues. Our primary focus is diagnosing oral cancer, which impacts 53,000 Americans on average. We aim to prevent further development by catching concerns early and ensuring optimal patient care. Drs. Ryan and Tony Montgomery utilize their expertise and advanced technology to provide our patients with thorough oral cancer treatments.
Pathology Symptoms We Look For
- Reddish patches (erythroplasia)
- Whitish patches (leukoplakia)
- Sores that fail to heal
- Sores that bleed easily
- Lumps or thickening in the mouth
How Pathology Screenings Are Done
At Angelo Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, the initial oral pathology examinations are straightforward procedures that involve a visual inspection of the mouth to detect any previously listed abnormalities. A biopsy will be carried out to conduct tests if anything suspicious is seen. To make the process minimally invasive and efficient, we often employ a radiofrequency dental laser for biopsies, eliminating the need for scalpels and reducing bleeding.
Early detection is crucial, so we prioritize performing biopsies as soon as concerns are identified. This approach ensures the most favorable outcomes in successfully removing cancers, tumors, or cysts. To maintain optimal oral health, we strongly advise patients to undergo regular pathology tests, even if their previous results were negative, as diseases can manifest anytime. By staying proactive, patients can safeguard their well-being and address potential issues promptly.
Constant Vigilance Keeps You Safe
One of the best ways to stay on top of your oral and overall health is to perform routine at-home checks for abnormalities. If you are noticing any pain, discomfort or bumps in your mouth or throat, you should seek professional assistance right away. Often, the beginning stages of the pathological process can involve red or white patches on the tissues of your mouth, chronic sore throat, hoarseness, and/or difficulty chewing or swallowing. Oral cancers or other conditions can develop at almost any age, so it is recommended that everyone, regardless of age, stay vigilant on their health.