Oral Pathology and Infections

Oral pathology involved the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region, including diseases of bone, soft tissue, and salivary glands. These diseases include:

  • Cysts
  • Tumors
  • Aphthous Ulcers (canker Sores)
  • Herpes Labialis (cold sore)
  • Fungus (yeast or thrush)

Excision of hard and soft tissue lesions

Abnormal tissue growths, such as cysts or tumors, must often be surgically removed to improve appearance and function of the affected area, or in the case of a malignant tumor, to avoid the spread of cancer. These include:

  • Mucocele or Ranula
  • Epulis
  • Epithelial cells
  • Soft tissue lesions
  • Fibromas

CO2 laser soft tissue excisions

When a tumor or cyst forms in the mouth or face and must be removed, the fastest and most comfortable method of removal is laser surgery. Swelling and scarring from laser surgery are minimal compared with other methods.
Our Luxarcare LX-20SP CO2 laser allows us to directly perform a variety of common, minimally invasive, surgical procedures in our exam rooms such as:

  • Frenectomies (Tongue-ties)
  • Labial
  • Ankyloglossia Repair
  • Cysts
  • Soft tissue biopsies
  • Implant uncovering
  • Hyperplastic tissue removal