Oral pathology diseases that may require the assistance of a dental professional

Oral cancer is a severe condition that can become deadly if undiagnosed and untreated. That is why the team at Family Dental Center of Manteca, California, is here to help! Drs. Mircea Mitu and George D’Louhy are committed to offering new and returning patients of the community services such as dental pathology to diagnose oral cancer and other oral pathology diseases. We want you to have a healthy smile for life, and with early detection and intervention, patients who receive a diagnosis of oral cancer have a higher chance of effective treatment and survival.

The goals of oral pathology

Oral pathology is designed to help diagnose diseases of the oral and maxillofacial regions. The scope of oral pathology is extensive and includes several different disciplines outside of dentistry, including immunology, histology, and microbiology. Conditions such as oral cancer can be found, diagnosed, and treated with the help of a dentist who is experienced in dental pathology. An oral pathologist has the information patients need to make an educated decision regarding their condition and effective treatment options.

What exactly is oral pathology, and what is its purpose?

Oral pathology is a branch of medicine that deals with diagnosing and treating diseases of the mouth, jaws, and face. Oral pathologists are trained in medicine and dentistry and use their knowledge to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the mouth, teeth, gums, and jaws.

What conditions can oral pathology include?

Oral pathology includes a wide range of disorders, including infections, growths, tumors, and birth defects. Oral pathologists use various techniques to diagnose these conditions, including physical exams, x-rays, biopsies, and lab tests. They also use their knowledge of medicine and dentistry to treat these conditions.

Are you in need of dental or oral pathology services?

Manteca, CA, area patients concerned about new growths or developments in the smile may want to work with a dentist to rule out oral cancer. Call (209) 420-1205 to request an evaluation with our team today at 521 East Center Street. We are open to new and returning patients in the community of Manteca and the surrounding cities, offering the quality care patients deserve.

Dr. Mircea Mitu

Mircea Mitu DDS, FICOI

Dr. Mircea Mitu has almost three decades of dental experience, including nine years of associateship and managing clinical practices in the East Bay Area and several years of practice and academic positions in prosthodontics. Before setting up his practice, he completed hundreds of hours in postgraduate dentistry. He has attended prestigious organizations like the UCLA Center for Aesthetic Program and Misch International Implant Institute.

Dr. Mitu is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Joaquin County Dental Association and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.