Diagnosing your precise condition is a key part of designing your treatment plan. Dr. Roland Hernandez uses oral pathology to screen for oral cancer and other diseases so that he can understand your exact condition and provide you with treatments that meet your needs.
When you visit Fort Lauderdale OMS, our oral surgeon and team will check for changes or abnormalities in your oral health and appearance and discuss your concerns with you. These changes may signal a pathological issue affecting your oral and overall health and, if needed, we will perform a pathological screening to identify the exact nature of the problem and create a treatment plan to improve your health and well-being. Oral pathology helps diagnose a wide range of conditions, including oral cancer, salivary gland disorders, mumps and odontogenic infection.
Common signs of pathological processes or cancerous growth include:
- Changes in your bite or in how dentures or oral appliances fit
- Chronic hoarseness or sore throat
- Difficulty or pain when chewing or swallowing
- Lumps or thickening in the skin inside the mouth
- Red, white or speckled red-and-white patches in the mouth
- Sores on the mouth, lips, face or neck that bleed easily and do not heal within two weeks
Your oral pathology screening may include a combination of several diagnostic techniques and technologies, including X-rays and other radiographic tools, microscopic tools, biochemical agents and other in-office examinations. Our oral surgeon and team will review the screening with you before beginning any diagnostic processes.
For more information about oral pathology in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, or to set up an appointment with our oral surgeon, contact our team at 954-356-9956.