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Oral Pathology in Verona and Westfield, NJ

Oral Pathology

If you experience new or unusual lesions in your gums or mouth, it's important to see a specialist as soon as possible. At Dental Specialists of New Jersey in Verona and Westfield, NJ, skilled dentists Shalom Mintz and Dale Rosenbach offer comprehensive oral pathology services. We strive for excellence in diagnosing potential problems, treating them, and reducing the risk of complications. Call the office to schedule an appointment or make one online today.


Oral Pathology in Verona and Westfield, NJ

  • What is oral pathology?

    Oral pathology at Dental Specialists of New Jersey includes evaluating specimens obtained from your oral cavity or jawbone. We review tissue samples taken from biopsies to detect or rule out possible oral health problems, including oral cancer.

  • Why might I need oral pathology services?

    Your specialist may evaluate the following tissues or secretions:
    ● Unusual lesions.● Cysts.● Tumors.● Soft tissue abnormalities.● Bone abnormalities.● Pus-filled tissues.
    The lesions your provider tests could be benign (noncancerous) or cancerous. Finding the cause of oral abnormalities is the best way to treat your condition before it becomes problematic.

  • What causes oral pathology issues?

    The cause of oral lesions or other problems isn’t always clear, but some factors increase your risk of developing them. Examples include trauma, infections, alcohol, tobacco, and genetics. We work to find the root cause of oral health problems to treat them accordingly.

  • What should I expect during my appointment?

    During your visit, we will review your symptoms and oral health history with you. Then, we will examine your teeth, gums, mouth, tongue, and throat to look for signs of tissue abnormalities.
    We might order X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or other imaging procedures as needed. We may take a biopsy (tissue sample) to use for lab analysis. Doing so allows us to determine if you have oral cancer, infections, or other types of oral health abnormalities that require treatment.

  • What happens if I have an oral health problem?

    Your personalized oral pathology treatment depends on the type of oral health problem you have. We tailor each treatment to give you the best outcome with the lowest risk of complications.
    We may recommend surgery to remove a cancerous lesion, medications, or other treatments that maximize oral health and wellness. If you have cancer that has spread to other areas of your body, you may need chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or other types of cancer treatments.

Get in touch with us today!

To schedule an appointment as a new or returning patient, call the nearest Dental Specialists of New Jersey location or make one online today.