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Oral Pathology Stories

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Kitty visited us when she was worried about an oral pathology

Quote marks iconRound starting quote marksI had found three little places in my mouth, and it was disconcerting to me and worried me. I called Mountain State; they got me in right away. The team at Mountain State made me feel very comfortable. I saw Dr. Jack Krajekian. Dr. Krajekian gave me a thorough exam; it was nothing for me to worry about. The girls at Mountain State were wonderful to me, made me feel like I was part of their group. They really do care about your health, and when you leave, you feel like you have a friend. I would definitely recommend Mountain State Oral Surgery to anyone.

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What is oral Pathology?

The term oral pathology encompasses all diseases or infections in the mouth, jaws, salivary glands, and facial muscles. Most oral pathologies are not serious and are easily treatable; however, some conditions, such as oral cancer, require immediate treatment to prevent them from developing into more serious problems. If you notice any suspicious symptoms in the mouth or throat, please contact one of our offices immediately.

Common signs to watch out for are any changes in the shape, texture, or color of your gums. Oral pathologies do not always present such noticeable symptoms, however, so it's important to visit the dentist regularly. Dentists are trained to identify oral pathologies in the early stages before they can cause more serious problems.

What are the symptoms of an oral pathology?

Our mouths are in constant contact with bacteria, which makes them incredibly susceptible to infection and other disease. Maintaining good oral hygiene, such as regular brushing and flossing, is vital to keeping your mouth and other oral structures healthy. The most common symptoms of oral pathological processes include the following:
•  Thickening of the lining of the mouth
•  Recurrent swelling
•  Lumps in the mouth or on the neck
•  Change in texture, color, or shape of the mouth's lining
•  Bleeding sores that don't heal
•  Reddish or whitish patches on the cheeks, gums, or tongue

If you notice any of these symptoms, please call one of our offices immediately.

What are the different types of oral pathologies?

Oral pathologies most commonly occur when you do not take good enough care of your mouth. If you do not keep your mouth clean, it's easy for the bacteria in contact with your mouth to develop into an infection or disease. The most common oral pathologies include the following:
•  Oral fungal infections
•  Salivary gland diseases
•  Chronic ulcers
•  Infections
•  Oral cysts and tumors
•  Herpes simplex virus
•  Oral cancers

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Now that you've listened to stories from our patients, we encourage you to learn more about our doctors, team, and practice so you can see how we dedicate our time to provide the highest quality treatments with the most up-to-date technology.

About Us

Ashland Office

2301 Lexington Ave, Suite 120
Ashland, KY 41101

Beckley Office

150 Brookshire Lane
Beckley, WV 25801

Charleston Office

869 Oakwood Rd
Charleston, WV 25314

Huntington Office

3135 16th Street Road, Suite 20
Huntington, WV 25701

Hurricane Office

100 Prestige Park Drive
Hurricane, WV 25526

Kanawha City Office

4307 MacCorkle Ave SE
Charleston, WV 25304

Parkersburg Office

417 Grand Park Drive, Suite 103
Parkersburg, WV 26105

Princeton Office

220 Locust Street
Princeton,WV 24740

Vinton Office

895 E Washington Ave
Vinton, VA 24179

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