Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Oral and maxillofacial pathology concentrates on diagnosing and understanding the nature of diseases and abnormal conditions in the oral and facial areas. Oral and maxillofacial pathology is a branch of dentistry concerned with the nature and identification of characteristics, causes and effects of diseases affecting the mouth and oral cavity, including the teeth, jaws, soft tissue and salivary glands.

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Treatment and Procedures

The focus of oral and maxillofacial pathology includes the following:

  • Diagnosing and treating oral cancers
  • Diagnosing and treating cysts and tumors of the oral and facial regions
  • Diagnosing and treating infections of the oral and facial¬†regions
  • Performing biopsies and diagnostic tests

Other means of researching and diagnosing patients' symptoms may include the use of clinical, radiographic, microscopic or biochemical examinations.

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