Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology - Houston, TX
Acting Quickly to Keep You Healthy
The mouth can develop problems other than the standard ones such as cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss. These often consist of tumors and cysts on the bones and skin, but the team at Piney Point Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is more than ready to help with oral and maxillofacial pathology in Houston, TX. If a patient has a growth in their mouth, we can help diagnose it, and if needed, remove it quickly and painlessly.
Bone Cyst & Tumor Treatment
One of the most common reasons that the wisdom teeth need to be removed is because they are causing cysts to develop on the bone around them. We can easily spot these with X-rays, and in addition to removing the wisdom teeth themselves, we can take out any cysts at the same time. Tumors can form on the jawbone, too, but we can remove these as well as soon as we find them to prevent further issues down the road.
Skin Cyst & Tumor Treatment
Cysts and tumors on oral skin can be painful and unattractive, but fortunately, our patients don’t have to just live with them. If you have a growth on or near your lips, cheeks, gums, or throat, we can remove it with a short surgical procedure that takes just one appointment. We’ll also make sure to diagnose what the growth is beforehand so that if any other treatment is needed, you can start it right away.
Salivary Gland Cyst & Tumor Treatment
Fully functioning salivary glands are absolutely essential for your oral and overall health. Certain conditions can cause them to develop cysts and tumors, leading to pain and a marked drop in saliva production. This can cause dry mouth and drastically increase someone’s risk for cavities and gum disease. If we suspect that your salivary glands are not working as they should, we’ll scan them, and remove any growths as necessary so they can get back to normal.
Treating Oral & Maxillofacial Infections
Every single part of the body can develop an infection, and oral infections are particularly dangerous because the bacteria can easily enter the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body to cause damage. We have the technology and expertise to identify infections early, and if needed, we can surgically remove dead tissue to prevent the problem from spreading, restoring a patient’s oral health while safeguarding their overall health.
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