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What Is Oral Pathology?

Posted on 6/20/2022 by Fairmount Dental Center
What Is Oral Pathology?The mouth consists of numerous structures, including the lips, cheeks, palate, gums, teeth and tongue. It plays an important role in functions such as eating, speaking and kissing. The way in which you take care of your mouth can impact your overall health and well-being. You may need to undergo oral pathology testing if you experience pain or notice any other abnormalities in your mouth or oral health. Oral pathology tests are typically performed by our dentist and help detect the presence of any issues related to diseases, infections or other conditions that could be affecting your oral health.

Oral pathology

An oral pathologist examines tissues removed from patients during routine examinations or as a result of trauma. This type of doctor often works with a team of specialists who provide treatment to patients in need. These tests are broken down into two major categories: physical examination tests and laboratory tests. Physical exams are performed by an oral pathologist on human tissue samples collected from inside a patient's mouth.

Procedure of oral pathology

A procedure is a set of actions or steps taken to accomplish something. In oral pathology and oral medicine, oral diagnosis can be used in two different ways: firstly, to collect information about a patient's medical history; secondly as part of examination procedures. In addition to collecting medical history from a patient directly, clinicians may examine various soft tissues inside their mouth for diagnostic purposes.

Importance of oral pathology

Taking care of your teeth can be daunting. You have to brush them three times a day with special toothpaste and floss every night. It can be difficult to remember everything you need to do in your daily dental hygiene routine, especially if you have a busy schedule or travel frequently. A basic understanding of oral pathology is important for staying healthy throughout your life.
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