Oral pathology is the study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in the teeth, gums, bones, joints, glands, skin, and muscles around your mouth.
Tumors, whether they be benign or cancerous malignant tumors can be found in the oral and maxillofacial regions. Dr.Padhye has years of experience in managing these tumors.
Early detection of some growths can lead to full recovery ensuring the patient with a great outcome and a long and healthy life. Pain, bleeding, swellings and discoloration are often hallmark signs of the start of unusual growths of the face.
At the earliest sign, please consult Dr. Padhye’s Clinic for an examination and referral for appropriate care. Regular check-ups can also lead to early detection. Dr.Padhye can often detect abnormal tissue and catch pathologies at an early stage.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons frequently are called upon to diagnose and treat cancer and other diseases of the mouth, face, and jaws.
When oncologists or other medical specialists refer a patient to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon for surgery to remove cancerous or other destructive lesions/tumors, they do so knowing that the oral and maxillofacial surgeon has the education, training, and surgical skill to excise cancer and, if necessary, reconstruct the face and jaw area.
What are the signs of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases?
Your gums should normally look smooth and coral pink in color. If you notice a change in this appearance, it could be an early development of a pathological process. The most serious pathological disease is oral cancer.
Here are some signs that could indicate the beginning of a pathologic process or cancer:
• White and Red patches in the mouth (see Figure 1 below).
• Sore(s) that bleed easily or fail to heal.
• Thickening or a lump on your gums inside your mouth.
• Difficulty swallowing or chewing.
• Constant sore throat or rasping.
Oral cancer can be prevented by practising following rules-
- Avoiding tobacco products
- Drinking alcohol in moderation
- Limiting processed meats in your diet
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Protecting yourself from the sun
- Vaccinating yourself against HPV
- Practicing safe sex
- Not sharing needles
- Performing regular oral self-exams
- Visiting with your doctor, dentist, and dental hygienist regularly for checkups
- And Practice good oral hygiene.
If you notice an unusual sore or lump anywhere in your mouth, don’t wait for your next appointment. Visit our clinic as soon as possible.
Oral pathology takes into consideration your personal health background to consider what existing medical conditions might be affecting you specifically.
This is why it’s a great idea to have us, that includes sharing any and all health problems and medications – even if you think they don’t have anything to do with your mouth. Your oral health and your overall health go hand-in-hand!
Should I Check for Oral Pathologies?
You should check your mouth monthly and look for changes like the ones listed above. You should never ignore suspicious sores or lumps. Contact us immediately if you notice changes in and around your mouth.