Oral surgeons are qualified to diagnose and treat abnormalities of the mouth, salivary glands, and jaws. While many changes to the mouth turn out to be benign, it is always a good idea to seek a professional evaluation.

A common area for an abnormality to occur is the mucosa, the pink-colored mucus membrane that lines the inside of the mouth. Abnormalities may include:

  • Mucoceles
  • Chronic ulcers
  • Canker sores
  • Fever blisters
  • Fibromas
  • Cysts and tumors
  • Salivary gland disease
  • Oral cancer

Changes to the mouth that may require further evaluation from an oral surgeon include:

  • Red or white patches in the mouth
  • Chronic hoarseness or sore throat
  • Chewing or swallowing difficulties
  • A painful sore, or a sore that fails to heal

If needed, we will take 3D Scans to get a more detailed look at your mouth and facial structures.

When you seek an evaluation from an oral surgeon, such as the specialists at Whitewater Oral Surgery Group, a biopsy may be recommended. A biopsy is a minimally-invasive procedure that involves taking a small tissue sample of the affected area, which is then sent out to a lab. We offer several anesthesia options to keep patients comfortable during any surgical procedure. The oral surgeon will formulate a treatment plan based on the results of the biopsy.