What we treat
Oral mucosa diseases
If you suffer from the following symptoms:
– red or white stains, either temporary or constant
– brownish-black stains
– swelling of the gums, internal cheek, palate, or underneath the tongue
– burning sensation in the mouth
– dryness or excessive salivation
– changes in taste
you may have a problem with oral mucosa, the maxillary bones or the salivary glands, and we would recommend that you book an immediate appointment with a qualified dentist.
Who treats oral mucosa diseases in our studio?
How do we treat oral mucosa diseases?
An oral medicine appointment begins with the specialist collecting information relating to the patient’s medical status and the issues which led them to request an appointment. This is followed by an inspection of the oral cavity with a dental mirror and a sterile gauze and with manual palpation of the lesion/s.
An accurate diagnosis may on occasion necessitate a biopsy, i.e. a partial or complete removal of the lesion under anaesthetic. The lesion will then be sent for histological analysis by a qualified pathologist. Blood tests and certain radiographic tests may also be required.
To find out more
What is oral medicine?
Oral medicine is the field of study which deals with diseases of the mouth, usually unrelated to dental pathologies which fall under the traditional remit of dentistry. Diseases in the mucosa coating the oral cavity, the maxillary bones and the salivary glands may have a range of causes (inflammation, infection, tumour, trauma), but may manifest themselves in similar ways, leading to possible mistakes or delays in diagnosis, with potentially dangerous consequences.