Los Angeles Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery offers diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of oral diseases and conditions, from infections to oral cancer. If you notice any irregularities in the look or feel of the lining of your mouth, you may be experiencing the beginnings of a pathological process. We perform oral exams, biopsies, and treatment for oral pathology at our offices in Los Angeles, CA, and Bakersfield, CA.
Common Oral Diseases
There are many types of oral and facial conditions that we regularly see at our offices, the most serious being oral cancer. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to diagnose and treat all sorts of oral diseases, including but not limited to
- Cysts or ulcers
- Salivary gland disease
- Bacterial or viral oral infections
- Some autoimmune diseases
- Oral cancer
Symptoms and Treatment
Changes in the lining of the mouth (mucosa) are often signs of a disease or infection developing. These early symptoms are not always painful or uncomfortable, which is why we recommend that you perform regular self-exams in between the oral exams given by your dentist. Look at the lining of the cheeks, lips, the roof of the mouth, soft palate, gums, and under the tongue to get a feel for what your mouth looks like when it’s healthy. If you notice any changes, such as the ones listed below, get a second opinion from a dentist or oral surgeon:
- Reddish or whitish patches in the mouth
- A sore that bleeds easily or won’t heal on its own
- Thicker portions of the skin in the mouth or lumps developing
- A chronic sore throat or dryness
- Difficulty chewing and/or swallowing
Treatments for oral diseases vary. Some infections can be cleared up by just taking antibiotics, while cancer and more serious diseases may require surgery. Our surgeons are experts in performing reconstructive surgeries, and your surgeon will thoroughly review your condition and preferences before recommending any treatments.
Oral Pathology Treatment at Los Angeles Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
If you are referred for biopsy or treatment of an oral or facial condition, our staff has the skills and experience to treat your condition efficiently and effectively. Our surgeons are trained to maintain your overall appearance and the health of your mouth with every treatment. To learn more about oral disease treatment at our offices in Los Angeles, CA, and Bakersfield, CA, contact one of our offices for more information.