About Oral Pathology

Jame G Loeser, DDS, MD provides a focus on oral pathology. A specialty of dentistry that is concentrated on the diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases, including oral cancer. We are involved in all areas of disease management including research, diagnosis, examination and treatment.

Role of the Oral Pathologist

When patients have a suspicious growth or condition of the mouth, it’s essential to determine the cause. Symptoms such as lesions can be indicative of more serious problems down the road. To ensure accurate diagnosis and speedy care, we will enlist the expertise of an oral pathologist, an oral disease specialist.

Oral pathologists can help diagnose examine and diagnose oral conditions – both malignant and benign. Oral pathologists deal with conditions such as:

  • Oral cancer
  • Salivary problems
  • Canker sores
  • Fungal infections
  • Herpes of the mouth
  • Bad breath

Oral Cancer

Many people do not realize they have oral cancer, a diagnosis may not be made until the problem has become more advanced, making treatment more difficult. With early detection of oral cancer and pre-cancerous oral conditions there is a higher probability of cure. Regular dental examinations are an invaluable part of early cancer detection and treatment.

Oral cancer often appears unnoticed in the mouth as a tiny white or red spot or a sore.

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