Root Canal Treatment

Oral and maxillofacial pathology refers to the diseases of the mouth and the jaw. Treatment options vary based on the patient’s specific needs.

Any change in the appearance of normal smooth and coral pink tissues inside the mouth could be a warning sign of a pathological process. The most serious pathological change could be the development of oral cancer. Warning signs of this pathological process/cancer growth may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Whitish patches (leukoplakia) in the mouth
  • Reddish patches (erythroplakia) in the mouth
  • A sore that doesn’t go away and may bleed easily
  • A lump or thickening of the tissues lining the inside of the mouth
  • A raised wart like lesion
  • Chronic sore throat or hoarseness
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • A burning sensation

Oral cancer does not always present with pain. That is why we recommend performing an oral cancer self-examination monthly and any changes brought to the attention of your healthcare provider as soon as possible for evaluation. Do not ignore suspicious lump, bumps, or sores.