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Oral pathology in Huntsville, Alabama
Oral pathology in Huntsville, Alabama

Oral Pathology

Detect and Treat Oral Diseases Early

Oral pathology includes diagnosing diseases of the jaw, face, and mouth. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to identify, diagnose, and treat oral pathologies. Treatment can vary depending on the type and severity of the pathology.

At Huntsville Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, Dr. Hudson creates a custom treatment plan for every patient. Our office in Huntsville, AL, is equipped with advanced 3D scanning technology to create more accurate diagnostic images and predictable patient outcomes.

Signs and Symptoms of Oral Pathology

There are many abnormalities that can occur inside the mouth. Some do not cause discomfort, while others you may notice immediately. It’s important to examine the inside of your mouth once a month, checking for unusual lumps, patches, or sores that do not heal. Be sure to look on the insides of your cheeks, above and under your tongue, on the roof of your mouth, and around all of your gums. If you notice any of these signs, you should seek an evaluation by a dental professional:

  • Sores inside the mouth that fail to heal
  • Red or white patches on the cheeks or tongue
  • Chronic sore throat

Treatment for Oral Pathologies

Dr. Hudson will evaluate your oral health during the first visit and determine the right course of action based on your condition. He may take a biopsy of a lump or growth and send it to a lab. Most pathologies are benign (non-cancerous), but these tests are important because if the lump ends up being cancerous, early treatment yields faster and better results. Early detection of oral cancer also prevents it from spreading to other areas of the body.

Lumps or tumors may simply be removed, and sores or ulcers can be treated with antibiotics and other medications. Our staff will explain all of your options for treatment and help you determine the right choice for your health. You have options for anesthesia and sedation prior to any surgical visit to ensure you’re comfortable while in our care.

Have an Oral Pathology Diagnosed and Treated in Huntsville, AL

Often, your general dentist will notice an oral pathology first and refer you to an oral surgeon for an evaluation and diagnosis. You can also schedule an appointment with us if you notice an abnormality first and would like an examination. Contact Huntsville Oral Surgery & Dental Implants for an appointment with our board-certified, dual-degree oral surgeon, Dr. S. Clint Hudson. Our skilled and friendly team will improve your health through the most advanced techniques and technology available in dentistry today.

Types of Anesthesia

Your comfort is important to us. We proudly offer several options for anesthesia and sedation.

Improve Your Oral Health Today

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