Oral pathology is a specialty of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is important to understand the meaning of this term and to be aware of the signs and symptoms of oral pathology, as early detection is key to successful treatment. To become an expert in oral pathology, oral pathologists require at least three years of advanced education, according to the American Dental Education Association. During an oral exam, Dr.
Bobst will perform a thorough examination of the area where symptoms are showing. If necessary, a biopsy can be performed to determine if the affected area is cancerous or not. By detecting developing oral problems early, oral pathologists make treatment as simple and effective as possible and prevent oral diseases from affecting other areas of the body. To remember the eight components of oral pathology, you can use a memory technique taught in WakeUp Memory and in Dr.
Jeffrey Sevor's RDH Under One Roof presentation on oral pathology.A good oral pathologist can treat benign tumors and gum disease relatively easily. It is important to remember that not all the symptoms of oral pathology are painful and that the absence of pain does not mean that there is no problem. To ensure optimal oral health, it is recommended that individuals visit Dr. Jeffrey Sevor, DMD, of Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology for an oral exam.
This will give them the best chance to detect any signs of oral pathology early on and receive appropriate treatment.