Oral pathology is the identification process of certain diseases or disorders of the mouth or jaw. Thorough examination and accuracy in diagnosis are extremely important to ensure the patient is treated properly. Our surgeons have years of experience in oral pathology and treating disorders. Our detailed examination process allows our team to determine the cause of an issue, and provide the proper diagnosis and treatment.
What Are Examples of Common Oral Problems?
- Misaligned jaw
- Cleft lip or cleft palate
- Periodontal disease
- Oral cancer
- Oral ulcers
- Prolonged pain
- Tooth Loss
Why Is Oral Pathology Important?
Finding out the true cause of your problem is very important. This allows our team to treat you properly. If we know what is causing the problem, we can treat the issue quickly. Our team will look at not only the physical symptoms you are experiencing, but your background and any existing medical conditions you may have. Oral health and your overall health are directly connected, and oral pathology evaluates the entire picture to provide the proper diagnosis.
How Can I Protect My Oral Health?
Keeping your teeth and mouth healthy can avoid problems and multiple trips to the dental office. Following good oral hygiene habits at home is essential to keeping your teeth and mouth feeling great. Make sure to brush and floss each day, and attend your regular dental visits twice a year. Stick to a healthy diet, and avoid foods or drinks that contain high levels of sugar. Stay hydrated and make sure to get proper sleep. Your overall health directly affects your oral health, and you can protect your oral health with good hygiene and lifestyle habits.
Interested in Finding Out More About Oral Pathology?
If you are interested in finding out more about oral pathology, or have a concern you would like to discuss, please contact Merrillville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Your oral health is our priority, and we address issues promptly to help you get on the road to recovery. Come experience quality dentistry at Merrillville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, and join our dental family.
To schedule your appointment, contact Merrillville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.