| Advanced Implant and Periodontal Specialists

Discovering an unexpected growth in your mouth can certainly feel concerning. It’s natural to imagine the worst-case scenario, such as suspecting this unexplained growth to be a sign of oral cancer or another serious health condition. Prompt and accurate diagnosis can be the first step toward peace of mind, and when necessary, toward quick and effective treatment. At Advanced Implant and Periodontal Specialists in Winchester, VA, our board-certified doctors have the skill and experience to provide comprehensive oral pathology services.

Symptoms and Treatments

When you experience a change to the lining of your mouth, that often points toward the development of an oral disease. Sometimes, these changes are uncomfortable, but often, they are not, which is why we advise patients to be vigilant about any variations in color or texture. Some of the most common changes, all of which point toward the need for an oral pathology appointment, include:

  • The formation of red or white patches in the mouth.
  • Sores that bleed easily, or do not heal on their own.
  • The development of lumps of thick patches of skin in the mouth.
  • Chronic issues with sore throat and dryness.
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing.

Getting a precise diagnosis is essential, which is why our periodontists will always take plenty of time to assess and biopsy the abnormality in your mouth. Treatments for oral disease and infection can include antibiotics and other oral medications, while early-stage oral cancer can sometimes require surgical intervention. All of these treatments are provided with care to promote your safety and comfort.

You’re in Good Hands with Advanced Implant & Periodontal Specialists

Unusual growths in your mouth can cause some alarm, but oral pathology will offer you clarity and peace of mind. At Advanced Implant and Periodontal Specialists, we provide full oral pathology services in Winchester, VA. We also welcome patients visiting from Martinsburg, WV. Schedule an appointment today at (540) 535-0401.