Our team at Hill & Ioppolo Oral and Facial Surgeons of Lubbock can assist you with oral pathology screenings or treatments to maintain your smile. Oral pathology is the diagnosis and corresponding treatment of any diseases that occur in your mouth.
It is important to be conscious of any symptoms that arise in your mouth — the earlier a pathological process is caught, the easier it is to treat. If you or your dentist notice any changes in the lining of your mouth, our oral surgeon, Dr. Robert B. Ioppolo, is more than happy to give a second opinion. A few of the warning signs of a potential oral disease include
- Mouth sores that bleed and do not heal on their own
- Swelling that and does not go down
- Reddish or whitish patches on your tongue, cheeks, or the lining of your mouth
- A persistent sore throat or extreme difficulty swallowing
Types of Oral Diseases
An oral examination will help you determine whether your condition should be treated right away. Some of the most common oral diseases that Dr. Ioppolo treats are listed below:
- Cysts or ulcers
- Oral cancer
- Salivary gland disease
- Bacterial, fungal, and viral infections
Oral Pathology Treatments in Lubbock, TX
Treatment for oral diseases varies depending on the patient’s condition. If you come in for an oral exam or biopsy, Dr. Ioppolo will go over your results with you before helping you decide on a treatment plan. To learn more about oral pathology screenings and treatment at our practice, give our office in Lubbock, TX, a call. One of our staff members will be happy to help you.