Oral pathology refers to diseases of the mouth and jaw, and all related treatments. The inside of your mouth is lined with a special type of skin called mucosa. Smooth and coral pink in color, mucosa should be carefully examined periodically for signs of trouble. Changes to the inside of the mouth are often warning signs of a detrimental pathological process. If you notice changes to the appearance, texture, or feel of the inside of your mouth, we invite you to visit our oral surgery office today. If left untreated, oral cancer may occur. Symptoms of cancerous pathological processes include:
- Persistent sore or hoarse throat
- A sore in the mouth that doesn’t heal and bleeds easily
- The emergence of leukoplakia (white patches) or eryhtroplasia (red patches) in the mouth
- Difficulty swallowing or chewing
Dr. Michael Knoll, our skilled oral surgeon, has the experience and training needed to detect and treat oral pathology in Alameda, California. We will work together with you, listening to your questions and concerns, to determine how best to care for your oral health and overall wellbeing. For more information regarding oral pathology and the treatments we offer, we encourage you to contact California Oral and Facial Surgery today. We look forward to hearing from you!