The Importance of an Oral Pathology Exam
Any abnormal areas or changes the soft tissues of your mouth, face and neck should be evaluated promptly by your general dentist or oral surgery specialist. Though such changes may be benign, identifying abnormalities through an oral pathology exam as early as possible offers the best line of defense against oral cancer and cancers of the face and neck. At Leading Edge Oral Surgery, our team of experts are highly trained in identifying signs of oral cancer during a thorough oral pathology exam. We strongly urge all patients to receive an oral pathology exam regularly, and to perform a self-oral cancer screening on a monthly basis. If your oral pathology exam reveals an abnormal lesion, our doctors perform a biopsy of the area to test for cancerous cells. As board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons, we can also guide you through the process of treating and managing precancerous, abnormal and cancerous lesions, if present. Early identification is key when it comes to oral cancer. Please contact us right away for an oral pathology exam if you notice any changes or abnormalities in your mouth or on your face or neck.