Oral Pathology in Storrs, CT

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What is Oral Pathology?

Oral pathology is the study of diseases of the mouth, including oral cancers. With roughly 50,000 Americans diagnosed with oral cancer every year, getting regularly screened remains the most important factor for early detection and the most optimistic prognosis. During your regular treatments at Storrs Endodontics and Periodontics, our team will check your mouth for any abnormalities, such as sores, bumps, or discolored tissue. Should we notice anything unusual, we will discuss the need for a biopsy with you. If you have observed any changes in your oral tissues, call to schedule a visit to our Storrs, CT facility.

Oral Cancer Symptoms and Diagnosis

Tumors, both benign and malignant, can form on the lips, gums, tongue, roof of the mouth, or inner cheeks and commonly appear as persistent sores, lesions, cysts, or bumps. Some common symptoms of oral diseases, including oral cancers, are:

  • Swelling
  • Sudden and unexplained bleeding
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Sore throat
  • Loose teeth

When you undergo your regular treatments at Storrs Endodontics and Periodontics, our team will examine any abnormalities in your mouth and order a biopsy if deemed necessary. Biopsies are performed using local anesthesia to ensure you experience little to no discomfort during the procedure. When the biopsy results are determined, our team will create an individual treatment plan to address your diagnosis. If the abnormality is benign, your treatment plan may simply require certain lifestyle changes, such as improved oral hygiene. If oral cancer is detected, then your treatment may include surgical removal.

Early Detection is Key

If you have observed changes in your oral tissues, including sores, bumps, or lesions, do not hesitate to seek a professional assessment. Our talented professionals at Storrs Endodontics and Periodontics can offer a diagnosis and a recommended plan for treatment. Contact our center in Storrs, CT today to schedule your consultation. 

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