Lesions and Biopsies

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Lesions and Biopsies


Oral health goes beyond having a beautiful smile. It encompasses everything within the oral cavity and the maxillofacial area, which includes not just the teeth, but also the lips, cheeks, tongue, palate, throat, and salivary glands. At the Maxillofacial Oral Surgery and Implant Center (MOSAIC), we provide a wide range of services, including specialized care in Oral Pathology, particularly focusing on oral lesions and biopsies.

Oral Pathology is the branch of dentistry that deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It encompasses a wide variety of conditions, including oral lesions which can present as a lump, ulcer, or abnormal patch in the mouth.

Understanding Oral Lesions

Oral lesions are often one of the first signs of a potential problem in the mouth, potentially indicating a more serious underlying condition. They can appear in various forms, including red or white patches, sores that don't heal, lumps, or changes in the color or texture of the oral tissues.

Although many oral lesions are benign (non-cancerous), some could potentially be precancerous or cancerous. Therefore, any persistent change in your oral tissues should be evaluated by a professional.

The Importance of Biopsies in Oral Pathology

A biopsy is a diagnostic procedure where a small sample of tissue is taken from an area of concern and examined under a microscope. It is a crucial tool in oral pathology, allowing us to accurately diagnose the nature of an oral lesion. Biopsies are usually carried out under local anesthesia, causing minimal discomfort to the patient.

At MOSAIC, we prioritize accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. If an oral lesion raises any concern, a biopsy will be recommended to establish a definitive diagnosis. The tissue sample obtained will be sent to a pathology lab, where it is carefully examined to determine the nature of the cells and if there is any presence of disease.

Our Approach at MOSAIC

We understand the worry that comes with discovering an unusual spot, lump, or sore in your mouth. That's why our team at MOSAIC, led by Dr. Noble, is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive care in oral pathology.

During your visit, Dr. Noble will carry out a thorough examination and discuss your medical history to gain a full understanding of your oral health. If a lesion is identified, a biopsy may be performed to accurately diagnose the condition and establish the best course of treatment.

At MOSAIC, we employ the latest technologies and techniques in oral pathology to ensure precise diagnoses and treatments. Moreover, we treat each patient as an individual with unique concerns and needs, ensuring that you receive personalized care throughout your treatment journey.

Why Choose MOSAIC for Oral Pathology?

Choosing MOSAIC for your oral pathology needs means placing your trust in a team committed to delivering the highest level of comprehensive oral and maxillofacial care. Dr. Noble's extensive training and experience, combined with our commitment to continuing education, ensure that you receive the best care based on the latest scientific research and techniques.

At MOSAIC, we believe that prevention and early detection are vital in maintaining optimal oral health. This belief guides our approach to oral pathology, driving us to provide meticulous evaluations and personalized treatment plans for our patients.

Oral health is an integral part of your overall well-being, and it's our mission to help you maintain it. Trust MOSAIC for your oral pathology needs.


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