What Are the Different Types of Oral Pathological Diseases?
Oral pathology is a field where we have particular expertise as oral and maxillofacial surgeons. At Rockwall Oral Surgery, we understand how frightening it can be to learn that you have a problem with your mouth. Not only do we have the knowledge and experience to detect it sooner rather than later, but we can also take more steps to correct the problem or reverse the damage.
Oral pathological diseases are divided into several categories:
Hairy Tongue: This condition is caused by bacterial overgrowth. As a result, your tongue appears hairy and almost black. While poor oral hygiene is the most common cause, it can also be caused by long-term antibiotic use or radiation treatments.
Geographic Tongue: This condition is characterized by a lack of papillae. Tiny bumps called papillae cover the surface of your tongue. When one has a geographic tongue, certain areas of your tongue lack these bumps, giving it a map-like appearance. The affected areas frequently turn red and are sensitive to certain foods.
Median Palatal Cyst: A cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms in your body and can cause significant pain. A median palatal cyst forms in the center of your palate (the roof of your mouth).
Oral cancer: This condition is the most dangerous pathological condition. Did you know every year, it affects over 40,000 Americans? This is why early detection and intervention are critical, and you should investigate any strange sensations in your mouth right away.
Pathological Diseases Treatment
At Rockwall Oral Surgery, we have the experience and expertise to help you treat pathological diseases. Pathological diseases, with the exception of oral cancer, are rarely fatal. We will, however, do everything possible to restore your oral health. We can treat pathological diseases in a variety of ways, including:
Antibiotics: If you have a bacterial infection, we will prescribe antibiotics to help kill the bacteria while also relieving your pain.
Prescribed Mouthwash: If over-the-counter mouthwash isn’t killing the bacteria in your mouth, we may prescribe a more potent mouthwash.
Oral Surgery: Oral surgery can remove cysts or non-cancerous lesions from the mouth. We can also remove cancerous lesions from the mouth to eliminate oral cancer.
Are You Ready to Book Your Oral Pathology Appointment?
While a regular oral exam can help detect abnormalities in your mouth, they can happen at any time. Waiting until your next cleaning and exam puts your oral and overall health at risk. Call Rockwall Oral Surgery at (469)757-4433 today to schedule a consultation!