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Oral Pathology

Oral pathology is the field of dentistry that deals with the nature, detection, and management of diseases that affect the oral and maxillofacial areas. At the Dental Specialist Center, we understand that accurate and timely diagnosis of oral and maxillofacial diseases is the key to providing comprehensive and effective treatment. The inside of the mouth is lined with a special type of skin which is referred to as the mucosa. The mucosa is a soft, smooth skin which is coral pink in color. However, dental care specialists are always on the lookout for alterations in the description and physical characteristics of the mucosa as this suggests underlying oral health problems. Changes in the appearance of the mucosa is a warning sign for a pathological process. Of the common pathological processes, the most serious kind is oral cancer. Dentists, during routine dental checkups, are interested in ensuring that the patient is in the best possible oral health state. To achieve this, they carry out general dentistry services such as oral cancer screening. Early detection of oral cancer can go a long way in improving the overall health of the patient and also helping them live a normal life.

Some of the common signs which can be noticed at the beginning of a pathological process or cancerous growth in the mouth include:

When Do You Need an Oral Pathologist?

When these changes are noted, patients are advised to seek immediate help from dental specialists at The Dental Specialty Center. The team of dental care specialists are well experienced and able to handle and manage such conditions while working towards restoring perfect health to the patient. Oral Pathology patients may also notice some of the common changes on the lips, cheeks, palate, and gum tissues around the teeth, tongue, face, and/or the neck. In most cases, pathology is most often times not signaled by pain in the earlier stages, and in other cases, it may not be a signal for oral cancer. However, patients who have developed a form or forms of facial and/or oral pain without specifically obvious causes may stand a chance of being at risk of oral cancer. To ensure that you remain safe and maintain the best oral health, it is recommended that you visit our dental office, The Dental Specialty Center, for routine regular checkups and for oral cancer self-examination. Our team of dental care specialists are able to schedule a monthly oral cancer screening appointment for you. this is aimed at helping you better monitor your oral health and also improving your overall health condition.

New Jersey’s Premier Oral Pathalogy Center

Our dentists will during each appointment answer your questions relating to oral pathology and dental examinations, conduct oral cancer screening examinations to ensure that your oral health is properly monitored and managed.

In the event of oral cancer, we have a team of specialists at The Dental Specialty Center who are committed to presenting you with the available treatment and management options while educating you on the pros and cons, alongside the expected results of all treatment options available.

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Do you have crooked or misaligned teeth that lower your self-esteem and make you feel embarrassed when speaking? If yes, you could be a candidate for orthodontic treatment. At The Dental Specialty Center, we have a team of orthodontists who are ready to walk you through the process of getting the perfect smile for a healthy life. Our dental specialists are able to cater to all your Orthodontic needs in Marlton and Linwood.
Do you have a tooth that you believe is inflamed or infected? If so, you may need endodontic treatment. Inflammation or infection can be a result of various issues, including deep decay, a chip or crack in the tooth, or exposure of the tooth to repeated dental procedures. Trauma may also lead to pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible cracks.
The Dental Specialty Center is a full-service oral and maxillofacial surgery center. Our team has over 40 years of experience offering high-quality treatments for a wide range of procedures.

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Dr. Katina Nguyen

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