Pathology

Oral Pathology at Elevation Center

At Elevation Center, oral and jaw pathology is diagnosed and treated either in the office, or at our affiliated hospitals.

Just like other areas and organs in the body, the inside of the mouth and the jaw bones can develop certain benign growths and tumors. 

The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer. The following can be signs at the beginning of a benign pathologic process or cancerous growth:

These changes can be detected in the lips, cheeks, palate, and gum tissue around the teeth, tongue, face, and/or neck. Pain does not always occur with pathology, and curiously, is not often associated with oral cancer. However, any patient with facial and/or oral pain without an obvious cause or reason may also be at risk for oral cancer.

In addition, Cysts and Solid Tumors sometimes develop in the jaw bones. These may be harder for you to notice. Imaging (3D and 2D) is a critical tool for diagnosis, planning, and treatment. 

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