Maintaining robust oral health requires more than just routine teeth cleanings and consistent gum care. It also requires attentiveness to any abnormal growths within the mouth, some of which may be benign, but some of which may point toward underlying issues.
At Mercer Island Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, one of our top priorities is helping patients stay on top of these issues. We are pleased to offer our experience in oral pathology, alerting patients to any abnormalities and providing the right kind of care.
We invite you to learn more about our services in oral pathology here in the Mercer Island, WA community.
What Conditions Does an Oral Surgeon Treat?
Through a thorough examination of your mouth, teeth, tongue, and gums, our providers can help identify a number of potential problems. From there, we can either develop a treatment plan or in some cases recommend you to the necessary specialists. Note that, with most of these conditions, early intervention is crucial for ensuring an optimal outcome.
Some conditions that can be treated by an oral Surgeon include:
If we identify any tumors, cysts, or other growths in your mouth, we can usually provide a preliminary assessment of whether they are cancerous or benign. For cancerous growths, we will refer you to a qualified specialist.
Chronic mouth sores can lead to a lot of discomforts. In some cases, they may also indicate underlying pathologies, potentially including cancer. Assessment of these mouth ulcers can point to some effective treatment options.
Cysts and tumors can be associated with teeth or the jaws. Sometimes these cause symptoms and are noted by the patient and other times they are noted during routine dental exams. In either case, a prompt evaluation and treatment is indicated. Thankfully the vast majority of these cysts and tumors are benign. They can however be locally aggressive resulting in destruction of the adjacent tissue if ignored. Treatment varies greatly depending on the diagnosis and will be discussed during your consultation.