When the soft tissues of the mouth are healthy, they are smooth in texture and a coral pink color. Also known as the mucosa, these soft tissues are susceptible to changes throughout a person’s lifetime. While most of these changes are benign, such as a canker sore, any irregularity of the mouth should be evaluated by an experienced dental health professional. A dental health professional, such as Dr. Zarrinkelk and Dr. Siavash, can assess the change and rule out a more serious condition. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Drs. Zarrinkelk and Siavash are specially trained in the assessment and treatment of oral pathologies.
If you have noticed any unusual changes to your mouth, we encourage you to request a consultation appointment as soon as possible at Greater Ventura Oral & Facial Surgery. Dr. Zarrinkelk or Dr. Siavash can perform a complete oral pathology screen and design a treatment plan just for you.
A biopsy is a very common procedure during an oral pathology screening. It is a minimally invasive process and your oral surgeon can perform it right in their office. During a biopsy procedure, a small sample of the affected tissue is sent to a pathologist at a lab for further examination. Once the pathologist has shared their findings with your oral surgeon, an accurate and detailed plan for treatment can be formulated. At Greater Ventura Oral & Facial Surgery, we want to help you feel as comfortable as possible throughout your treatment. Your diagnosis and treatment plan will be discussed with you, and we will make sure that all of your questions and concerns have been properly addressed.
Any changes to the mucosa may mean that an oral pathology has developed in the mouth, salivary glands, or jaws. Even if you do not have an oral pathology, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the way your mouth normally looks and feels. In general, an oral pathology is easier to treat if it is spotted early, so be sure to stay on top of your oral health and perform an oral self-exam once a month.
On the bright side, most oral pathologies are not harmful at all. However, since an oral pathology can be as serious as oral cancer, any irregularity to the mouth should be evaluated by an experienced oral surgeon. Dr. Zarrinkelk and Dr. Siavash are highly qualified oral surgeons that can evaluate any changes to the mouth you may be experiencing and get you on the right treatment plan. If you have noticed any changes, please contact us and request an appointment.
Signs and symptoms of oral pathology include
Your health and well-being are a top priority to all of us at Greater Ventura Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. If you have noticed any changes to the way your mouth normally looks or feels, please contact Greater Ventura Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. We will make every effort to see you as soon as possible.