Oral pathology looks at the causes and effects of disease in the mouth, jaws, and other related parts of the face including the temporomandibular joints, muscles, glands, and skin. At Sycamore Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we have comprehensive knowledge in this specialty of dentistry and pathology.

In practice, this means we not only research the causes of oral diseases but also diagnose them. A diagnosis is made through the use of clinical examinations that may entail x-rays and biopsies which allow us to study the diseases biochemically and microscopically. In addition to research and diagnosis, we also help patients manage these diseases.

A few of the most common diseases we study and diagnose include:

  • Herpes simplex
  • Burning mouth/burning tongue syndrome
  • Blistering diseases
  • Geographic tongue
  • “Hairy” or “coated” tongue
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lichen planus
  • Oral candidiasis/thrush
  • Canker sores
  • Oral cancer

If you are experiencing oral symptoms or have questions about oral pathology, please give us a call at (925)-217-4884.