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Oral Pathology

Oral Pathology in Merrillville, Valparaiso & Michigan City

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When your general dentist performs an oral pathology screening and finds something concerning, they’ll then refer you to us to evaluate your case for pathology. We’ll conduct a biopsy on the target area and determine if treatment is needed. Oral and maxillofacial pathology screenings are vital when it comes to early detection and treatment of more serious issues.

What Symptoms Should I Be Concerned About?

If you experience any of the below symptoms, please get in touch with us for a proper diagnosis.

  • Erythroplakia (red spots or patches)
  • Leukoplakia (white patches)
  • Sores that bleed easily and do not heal
  • Thickening of skin, gums, or noticeable lumps
  • Chronic hoarseness or sore throat
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Worsening facial swelling or asymmetry
  • Unexplained jaw pain with no dental issue
  • Numbness or tingling to the face, mouth, lips, or tongue
Aspire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with locations in Valparaiso, Merrillville & Michigan City
Aspire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with locations in Valparaiso, Merrillville & Michigan City

If I Have Symptoms, What Should I Do?

These changes can be detected on the lips, cheeks, palate, and gum tissue around the teeth, tongue, face, and neck, and aren’t always painful. Symptoms can also develop slowly with little or no discomfort, which is why a regular follow-up with your general dentist is so important. If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms without an obvious cause, schedule an appointment for an evaluation.


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