Oral Pathology – Highland Dental Center

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Kay Randall
March 11, 2023

Highly recommend! Friendly, professional, and reasonably priced

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Michael Peden
January 30, 2023

The staff was very friendly and professional. They are very efficient and go over all your issues and the cost. I recommend them.

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Claire Devoid
Claire Devoid
January 10, 2023

Great dentist office. I have a fear of dentists but they alway make me feel comfortable here.

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Wallace Carr
January 9, 2023

Great job done to fix my tooth by a great staff.

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Phyllis Morgan
Phyllis Morgan
January 3, 2023

Everyone in this office is amazing. I have bad anxiety and needed a tooth surgically removed. They helped keep me calm and painless as possible. Just awesomely treated. Thank you

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David Costanten
David Costanten
December 16, 2022

The staff is courteous, professional and welcoming and the office is very clean. I highly recommend this center for your dental needs.

Oral Pathology: The Art of Detecting and Diagnosing Oral Health Concerns

Empowering Patients through Precise Diagnosis and Personalized Treatment

Your oral health is a reflection of your overall well-being, and early detection of oral health issues is essential for timely intervention and effective treatment. Oral pathology, a specialized field in dentistry, plays a crucial role in identifying and diagnosing a wide range of oral diseases and conditions. At Union Street Dental, we believe in the power of oral pathology to empower our patients with knowledge and provide personalized care for their oral health needs.

Understanding Oral Pathology

Oral pathology is the study and diagnosis of diseases and conditions affecting the oral cavity and surrounding structures. It involves the examination of oral tissues, including the lips, tongue, cheeks, gums, salivary glands, and jawbones, to identify any abnormalities or potential signs of disease. Dental professionals specializing in oral pathology, known as oral pathologists, have extensive training and expertise in recognizing and diagnosing various oral health concerns.

The Role of Oral Pathology in Dentistry

Oral pathology is an essential aspect of dentistry, providing valuable insights into various oral health conditions. Here’s how oral pathology contributes to dental care:

1. Early Detection of Oral Cancer: Oral pathologists play a critical role in the early detection of oral cancer. They can identify abnormal growths, suspicious lesions, or discolorations that may indicate potential cancerous or pre-cancerous conditions.

2. Diagnosing Oral Diseases: Oral pathologists are skilled in identifying and diagnosing various oral diseases, such as viral or fungal infections, autoimmune disorders, and inflammatory conditions.

3. Evaluating Biopsies: When a patient presents with an oral abnormality, a biopsy may be necessary for precise diagnosis. Oral pathologists examine the biopsy samples under a microscope to determine the nature of the tissue and provide an accurate diagnosis.

4. Dental Treatment Planning: A definitive diagnosis from an oral pathologist guides the development of appropriate and personalized treatment plans for patients with specific oral health concerns.

The Importance of Regular Oral Examinations

Regular dental check-ups are an integral part of preventive oral care and early detection. During routine dental visits, your dentist or oral hygienist will perform a thorough examination of your oral cavity, looking for any signs of oral pathology or abnormalities. If any concerning findings are detected, they may recommend further evaluation by an oral pathologist for precise diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Empowering Patients through Knowledge

At Union Street Dental, we prioritize patient education and empowerment. We believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions about their oral health and overall well-being. By offering comprehensive oral examinations and, if necessary, collaborating with oral pathologists for specialized evaluations, we ensure that our patients receive the highest standard of care and attention.

Oral pathology is a valuable tool in the field of dentistry, enabling early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of oral health concerns. At Union Street Dental, our dedicated team of dental professionals is committed to providing you with the best oral care solutions. We place a strong emphasis on regular dental check-ups, early detection of oral abnormalities, and collaboration with oral pathologists when necessary. Together, we can navigate the path to optimal oral health, empowering you with knowledge and personalized care for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

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