Category Archives: Oral Pathology

Oral Surgeon Suffern

Suffern Oral Pathology

Taking care of your teeth and your oral health is extremely important. Brushing and flossing daily are common habits that can help prevent the buildup of plaque, therefore preventing tooth decay and gum disease. In addition to these at home methods, regular dental visits are also recommended so that more stubborn plaque can be removed. But these regular visits with your dentist can mean much more than that. Our Suffern oral surgeon here at Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can also help determine whether you exhibit signs of oral cancer, as well.

Suffern Oral Cancer Treatments

Suffern Oral Cancer Treatments

While regular dentist’s visits can help limit the amount of harmful plaque and bacteria on your tooth enamel and along your gumline, these visits also allow your dentist to better monitor your overall dental health. With regular visits, they will be able to identify any subtle changes more easily, especially if you begin to show signs of oral cancer. While a routine visit to your dentist can tell you whether exhibit any signs, there are some symptoms that you should look out for between visits. These symptoms include white or red patches anywhere in the mouth, any lumps on the lip, tongue or throat, pain when chewing or swallowing, the sensation that something is caught or stuck at the back of your throat, any unusual numbness in the mouth, loose teeth or ill-fitting dentures, any changes in your voice or the development of speech problems, and weight loss. If you experience any of these symptoms then it is a good idea to schedule an appointment with any one of our Suffern oral surgeons, Dr. David Caponigro, Dr. Anthony Pavone, or Dr. Justin Hendi. Upon seeing you, they will be able to give you a proper diagnosis and begin planning for any necessary surgery or treatment.

Taking care of your teeth, gums and mouth is one thing, but also being aware of your day to day oral health is important, too. The smallest signs or symptoms can help you realize when to schedule an appointment. Early detection can help ensure the success of your treatment, and our Suffern oral surgeons at Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery are here to help.

Suffern Oral Cancer Diagnosis
84 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901
845-357-2070

Oral Surgeon Goshen

Oral Surgeon Goshen

Oral pathology or diseases of the mouth can range from mild gum disease such as gingivitis to cysts and oral cancer. At Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we are committed to helping you to avoid oral pathology and to diagnosing and treating them quickly and effectively when they cannot be avoided. Our Goshen oral surgeon wants to make you aware of the ways to prevent oral pathology.

Gum disease typically forms as the result of unchecked plaque, tartar, food particles, and bacteria that get between your teeth and gums, leading to irritation. In its early stages, it is known as gingivitis and it can often be treated with a simple and painless periodontal cleaning. When gum disease is not treated early, however, it can become periodontitis. This means that the gums have become inflamed or infected. At that stage, a more thorough and invasive procedure called periodontal scaling and root planing is often needed to correct the problem. The best way to prevent gum disease is with a strong regimen of brushing and flossing, a healthy diet, and regular visits to our Goshen oral surgeon for a checkup.

Dental Surgery Goshen

Dental Surgery Goshen

Cysts, as well as abscesses and lesions, should be addressed as quickly as possible. Cysts can appear along the gum line, inside the cheek, on the tongue, or on the floor of your mouth. It might be a pouch or a sac of fluid or an irregularly shaped patch of skin. In practice, an oral cyst is a growth and it is important to have it removed. Our Goshen oral surgeon will test it to make sure it is benign. If it is not, this leads us to a more severe form of oral pathology: cancer.

Cancer can originate in any part of your mouth, but it most often starts in the lining of your lips. Some of the risk factors that are associated with oral cancer include smoking, chewing tobacco, heavy alcohol use, marijuana use, excessive exposure to the sun, and HPV (human papillomavirus). Men are at greater risk for oral cancer than women. If you note symptoms such as a sore on your lip that doesn’t heal quickly; a lump on your lips, gum, cheek, or inside your mouth; a white or red patch on your gums; numbness or pain in your tongue, lips, or mouth; or dry mouth, you should make an appointment to see our Goshen oral surgeon for an evaluation.

Oral Pathology Goshen
84 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901
845-357-2070

Oral Surgery North Bergen

Oral Surgery North Bergen

Ramapo Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery is a full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery, dental implant surgery, and wisdom tooth removal. Our North Bergen oral surgeons are experts in oral pathology, helping thousands of patients diagnose oral cancer.

The inside of your mouth is normally lined with mucosa, a smooth type of skin. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. Many types of abnormal growth can occur, and while a vast majority of these oral lesions are benign, some are more serious and malignant. The North Bergen oral surgeons at Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can know for sure only by obtaining a specimen of the lesion through a biopsy.

Below we’ve outlined some signs that can suggest the beginning of a pathologic process or cancerous growth. This includes reddish or whitish patches in the mouth, a sore that fails to health properly and bleeds easily, a lump on the skin lining inside the mouth, chronic sore throat and hoarseness, and difficulty chewing or swallowing. Pain is often not associated with oral cancer, so our oral surgeons recommend that you perform self-examinations on a monthly basis. Don’t ignore suspicious lumps or sores, visit Ramapo Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery today!

North Bergen Oral Pathology
84 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901
845-357-2070