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What Is Oral Pathology?

Oral pathology involves diseases of the mouth, teeth, jaw, and salivary glands, including cysts, tumors, and precancerous and cancerous lesions. If not benign, undiagnosed oral conditions can develop into serious issues that require you to undergo extensive surgical treatment. One of the most common and deadly diseases is oral cancer, which if caught early, can be treated to prevent worsening or spreading. As oral surgeons, we’re trained in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including clinical training in oral pathology, and are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of these oral conditions. Seeking care at the first signs of changes to the mucosa in the interior of the mouth ensures an early diagnosis and more targeted and effective treatment. We offer you oral cancer screenings, biopsies, and surgical treatment at our San Antonio and Wichita Falls, TX offices.

Symptoms that require evaluation by our oral surgeons include:

  • Red or white patches or masses
  • Sores that do not heal or bleed easily
  • Chronic sore throat or hoarseness
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Mass or lump that does not resolve
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Why X-Ray?

Know What to Expect During an Oral Pathology Exam

Receiving routine oral cancer screenings and testing is crucial, as many of the symptoms of oral pathology do not cause pain or discomfort. During an oral pathology exam, we review your medical history and perform an examination, including x-rays, to determine your specific health needs. During an in-depth exam of your mouth, we’ll identify any areas of concern based on their color, shape, location or texture, and may perform a biopsy for analysis. If more extensive surgical measures must be taken, we’re qualified and equipped to provide the treatment you need to restore your oral health—and peace of mind.

The best defense against disease and oral cancer starts at home. Any kind of tobacco and even heavy alcohol use are common causes of oral cancer. We recommend that you perform monthly oral pathology exams and look for signs of concern. Any lumps, pains, or discoloration should be addressed immediately by scheduling an appointment with our oral surgeons.

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Don’t delay!

Schedule your oral pathology exam today.

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Dr Andrew Mueller
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San Antonio, TX
New Patients: (210) 741-8399
Current Patients: (210) 874-5100

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Wichita Falls, TX
New Patients: (940) 333-3144
Current Patients: (940) 696-1544

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