At North Iowa Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, our doctors diagnose and treat a wide range of oral health conditions. If you notice any abnormal growths or irregularities in your mouth, it could be that you are experiencing the early stages of a pathological process. Early detection is key to effective treatment. We are pleased to provide oral pathology services to patients throughout the Mason City, IA area.
Symptoms and Treatment
There are a number of common oral health conditions we see at our practice, with cancer being the most serious. A few examples of the abnormalities and irregularities that we see include:
- Salivary gland disease
- Oral infections, including both viral and bacterial infections
- Oral cancer/tumors
We recommend seeking a diagnosis at the first sign that something unusual is happening. Some telltale signs of oral pathology include red or white patches in the mouth, sores that will not heal, or difficulty chewing and swallowing.
Our doctors will first perform a physical examination and, if necessary, a biopsy to accurately diagnose your oral pathology. From there, we can discuss potential treatment options. Simple and benign issues can usually be treated right here in our office. Some conditions may be treatable with antibiotics, while others may require surgical intervention. For serious diagnoses, including oral cancer, we will typically refer the patient to a reputable specialist in the area, allowing treatment to begin as soon as possible.
You’re in Good Hands with North Iowa Oral Surgery
Finding an unidentifiable growth in your mouth can often be scary. The best approach is to seek a clear diagnosis from one of our oral surgeons, allowing you to move forward with whatever treatment is needed. To schedule an oral pathology appointment with one of our doctors, contact our Mason City, IA practice today at (641) 424-1656.