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Oral pathology is a specialized field within oral and maxillofacial surgery that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. As an oral and maxillofacial surgery practice, Dr. David Salehani and his team at Sunset Oral and Facial Surgery emphasize the importance of oral pathology in detecting and managing various oral health concerns to ensure the well-being of our patients.

Understanding Oral Pathology

Oral pathology encompasses a wide spectrum of conditions that can affect the mouth, jaws, salivary glands and facial structures. These conditions can range from benign lesions, such as oral ulcers or cysts, to more severe diseases like oral cancer. Timely diagnosis and appropriate management of these conditions are crucial for successful treatment outcomes.

Dr. Salehani is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has extensive training and expertise in identifying and managing oral pathology. Using advanced diagnostic techniques, including clinical examinations, imaging studies and biopsies, we strive to provide accurate diagnoses and tailored treatment plans for our patients.

Common Oral Pathology Conditions

Any changes in the tissues within the mouth can be signs of oral pathology. This includes discolored spots, rough patches, lumps, difficulty swallowing and chronic sore throat. Some of the conditions we regularly diagnose through screenings and manage include:

  • Oral Cancer: Early detection of oral cancer is essential for successful treatment. We perform thorough oral cancer screenings, and if any abnormalities are detected, we can facilitate biopsies and develop comprehensive treatment strategies.
  • Cysts and Tumors: Oral cysts and tumors can develop within the jaws, gums or soft tissues of the mouth. Our expertise allows us to assess these lesions accurately and provide appropriate management, which may involve surgical removal.
  • Salivary Gland Disorders: Conditions affecting the salivary glands, such as infections, stones or tumors, can lead to discomfort and swelling. Our team is equipped to diagnose and treat these disorders effectively.

We understand the concerns and anxiety that patients may have regarding oral pathology conditions. Our patient-centered approach prioritizes clear communication and education. We take the time to thoroughly explain diagnoses, treatment options and expected outcomes, ensuring that patients are well-informed and actively involved in their care.

Continued Care and Support

Our commitment to our patients extends beyond diagnosis and treatment. We provide ongoing support, scheduling regular follow-up appointments to monitor progress and ensure optimal recovery. Additionally, we offer guidance on preventive measures and oral hygiene practices to maintain oral health.

At Sunset Oral and Facial Surgery, our focus on oral pathology underscores our dedication to providing comprehensive and specialized care for patients affected by a wide range of oral health conditions. Through our expertise and compassionate approach, we strive to promote oral health and improve the overall well-being of our patients. To schedule an appointment for an oral cancer or pathology screening, contact our clinic in West Hollywood, CA.

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