Oral Pathology

At Aspire Surgical, we understand the importance of oral health and the role it plays in your overall well-being.

Our team of expert oral and maxillofacial surgeons is extensively trained in diagnosing and treating a broad array of oral and maxillofacial pathology.

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What is Oral Pathology?

Oral Pathology refers to the diseases and conditions that affect the mouth, jaws, and the associated structures such as salivary glands, temporomandibular joints, facial muscles, and perioral skin. These conditions can range from benign ulcers or growths to more serious diseases like oral cancer. Some conditions may not only affect the functionality and aesthetics of the mouth and face, but can also be life-threatening if not identified and treated in a timely manner.

oral pathology identifies diseases and conditions that affect the mouth and jaw at Aspire Surgical in Salt Lake City, UT
signs and symptoms of conditions in the mouth and jaw at Aspire Surgical in Salt Lake City, UT

Signs and Symptoms

Significant changes in the oral and maxillofacial region may be indicative of an underlying disease. We recommend that you contact us if you observe any of the following symptoms:

  • Red or white patches in the mouth
  • Sores that fail to heal within two weeks
  • Chronic sore throat or hoarseness
  • Difficulty in chewing or swallowing
  • Lumps, thickenings, rough spots, or small eroded areas
  • A change in the way your teeth or dentures fit together
  • Persistent jaw or facial pain
  • Swelling or lumps in the jaw or face
  • Newly developed asymmetry of the face or jaw

These symptoms can be caused by various conditions, not just severe ones, but it is crucial to seek professional advice to rule out serious diseases.


Diagnosing Oral Pathology

At Aspire Surgical, we employ a wide range of diagnostic methods to identify oral pathologies. These include comprehensive oral examinations, biopsy of suspicious tissues, and advanced imaging techniques like CT scans, MRI, or panoramic X-rays. These tests enable us to make an accurate diagnosis and formulate an effective treatment plan.

Treatment of Oral Pathology

Treatment depends on the specific condition and its severity. Common treatments can range from medication for infections to surgical intervention for benign or malignant growths. Our team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons is skilled in performing these procedures, ensuring the best possible outcome for our patients.

Our Approach to Oral Pathology

At Aspire Surgical, we approach oral pathology with a patient-first mindset. We understand that dealing with potential oral diseases can be stressful, so our focus is on clear communication, compassionate care, and advanced treatment. Our 9 Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons frequently work together to discuss complex cases. This ensures that your condition is carefully considered prior to treatment being rendered. Our surgeons also collaborate with other healthcare professionals, including general dentists, oncologists, and radiologists, to provide a comprehensive approach to your oral health.

Schedule an Appointment

If you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have any concerns about your oral health, please reach out to us at Aspire Surgical. Our skilled team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons is ready to provide you with the high-quality care you deserve. Remember, early detection and treatment are key to the best outcomes in oral pathology. Regular dental check-ups are vital, as they often provide the earliest opportunity to detect abnormalities. Take charge of your oral health today and contact us to schedule an appointment.