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At times, you doctor or dentist may send you to a specialist in oral pathology for an examination or diagnosis. An oral pathologist is someone who specializes in the identification and management of diseases that affect your mouth. An oral pathologist will also investigate the cause, effect, and processes of any oral disease that you might have. These specialists have received intensive training in diseases head, neck, and oral cavity.
Common conditions that may be diagnosed and treated by an oral pathologist include:
Benign cysts and tumors of the jawbone
Benign tumors of the salivary glands
Ulcerations in the oral cavity that won’t heal properly
Red and white lesions of the oral cavity
Malignant salivary gland tumors
These conditions may not be limited to the oral cavity – oral pathologists are also trained to investigate diseases that have spread to other areas of the head and neck as well.