Biopsy & Oral Pathology ​Catch Signs of Diseases Early with the Help of an Oral Pathologist

Your mouth is one of the most important organs in your body. Because of its daily usage and exposure, the mouth can be susceptible to numerous diseases and cancers. It may show indications of serious diseases through varying symptoms. When dentists cannot identify symptoms and sources of pain, they turn to oral pathology. At Rolla Oral Surgery & Periodontics, our specialists have years of education and training in working with unique oral conditions. We are qualified to perform biopsies and diagnose unusual symptoms in the mouth.

If you experience inexplicable lumps or bleeding in the mouth, contact our Rolla Oral Surgeons in Phelps County, MO. Contact us today.

Do you have an oral condition that needs to have a biopsy?  Our board certified and trained oral surgeons can help

Our mouths are lined with a specific type of skin called mucosa that is smooth and pink. If there are alterations in appearance or texture in the mouth’s skin, this may be a warning sign for something more serious, such as oral cancer in extreme cases.

Some signs that may indicate cancerous growth or disease include:

  • Whitish patches (leukoplakia)
  • Chronic sore throats and hoarseness
  • Reddish patches (erythroplasia)
  • A thickening or lump on the skin lining inside the mouth
  • Difficulty in swallowing or chewing
  • Sores that won’t heal and consistently bleed

These symptoms can occur on the lips, tongue, gum tissue, palate, side of the mouth, and more. If you notice such signs, it is imperative you seek medical attention from a trained oral pathologist. Our oral surgeon specialists in Rolla, MO can help. 

We have years of experience administering oral biopsies and carefully examining samples to determine what possible condition a patient may be suffering. Our professionals have specific training in dealing with such conditions. Once we diagnose the issue, we can inform you of your treatment options and how to best maintain your oral health. Schedule a consultation at our practice to get started today.

Your oral surgeon will do an exam to evaluate if a biopsy will be necessary.
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Our doctors, Donald Hofheins and Zachary Daniels, have been practicing for more than four decades combined. They are members of various prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Oral Surgeons 
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Dental Association
  • Missouri Dental Association 

To request a consultation at our oral surgery practice, send us a message or call us at (573) 341-3383.

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