When detected early, oral cancer is very treatable. As such, any changes that occur in your mouth or on your face and neck warrant prompt evaluation by an oral pathology expert. Our experienced oral surgeons at JawFixers are highly trained to diagnose oral pathology. We are well-versed in guiding patients through the treatment of abnormal, precancerous and cancerous lesions in the head and neck areas. Certain factors may increase your risk of oral cancer. These include tobacco use, alcohol use, genetics, prolonged UV exposure, chronic denture irritation, HPV (Human Papillomavirus) and lichen planus, among others. It is very important to your oral and overall health to visit your general dentist for regular oral pathology and dental screenings, and to conduct self-screenings in between your routine visits. Any lumps, bumps, abnormalities, or signs and symptoms of oral pathology should be evaluated as soon as possible.
Committed to the highest standard of care, our oral surgeons utilize precision laser techniques for performing biopsies of potential oral pathology in Manchester and West Hartford, CT. Our Deka dental laser allows our surgeons to gently remove suspicious lesions with extreme precision, and minimal discomfort. With a dental laser, we can often avoid the need for incisions, sutures and lengthy recovery time.