Oral pathology is the identification and management of diseases that affect the oral and maxillofacial (forehead, cheekbone, face and jaw) areas. Specialists use oral pathology to study the causes, effects, processes, and diagnosis of the diseases and disorders that affect these areas. Our oral and maxillofacial pathology research utilizes clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, and other forms of examination.
Oral Pathology Biopsy
The oral surgeons at Davis Oral Surgery in Raleigh perform oral and maxillofacial biopsies to remove the diseased or pathological hard or soft tissue that affect the particular region. Usually, the whole portion may be taken to be diagnosed.
If the diseased tissue is large, only a small portion of the tissue is taken for evaluation and identification. The oral surgeon will return to the site for complete removal.