Oral Medicine & Pathology Center

Oral Disease Management

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Oral diseases can be painful, embarrassing, or lead to serious complications. At Oral Medicine & Pathology Center in West Hollywood, California, oral pathologist Parish Sedghizadeh, DDS, MS, and his expert team diagnose and treat diseases of your gums, jaw, and mouth to give you a better quality of life. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

What are oral diseases?

Oral diseases that Dr. Sedghizadeh commonly diagnoses and treats include infections, injuries, cancer, or other diseases that impact your oral and overall health. Oral health diseases one may encounter include:

- Lichen planus
- Burning mouth/tongue syndrome
- Oral dysplasia
- Oral cancer
- Osteonecrosis of the jaw
- Osteomyelitis
- Temporomandibular disorders (TMJ)
- Pemphigoid/pemphigus
- Candidiasis
- Salivary gland diseases
- Actinic cheilitis
- Glossitis
- Leukoplakia
- Herpes virus
- Xerostomia/dry mouth

Additional oral health problems treatable at Oral Medicine & Pathology Center include:

- Facial pain
- Trigeminal neuralgia/neuropathy
- Aphthous stomatitis
- Halitosis
- Mucositis
- Soft tissue tumors
- Sjögren syndrome
- Mucocele
- Fibroma
- Pyogenic granuloma 
- Odontogenic cysts or tumors
- HPV lesions
- Oral warts
- Bruxism
- Myofascial pain/myalgia
- Bell’s palsy
- Developmental disorders
- Oral infections

If you suspect you have an oral health issue or your general dentist refers you to Oral Medicine & Pathology Center, see Dr. Sedghizadeh and his expert team for an evaluation. 

What are the symptoms of oral health problems?

Common signs and symptoms linked with oral health diseases include:

- Sore mouth
- Sore tongue
- Tissue swelling
- Gum redness
- Jaw pain
- Burning pain
- Nonhealing sores
- Blisters
- Bad breath
- White spots
- Red spots
- Bumps
- Lumps

Symptoms range in severity from mild to severe. With some oral health diseases, you may not have any symptoms. Routine dental visits with a specialist are the best way to detect these and other oral health issues to avoid complications. 

What are the risk factors for oral health diseases?

Anyone can develop diseases of soft or hard tissue in your mouth, but certain factors boost your risk of experiencing them. Examples include genetics, poor oral hygiene, smoking, and unprotected oral sexual activity. Oftentimes, the cause of an oral health disease isn’t known.

How does my provider diagnose oral health problems?

To diagnose oral health diseases and develop a treatment plan when needed, Dr. Sedghizadeh discusses your oral health history and symptoms. He evaluates your teeth, gums, mouth, and lips, and may take dental x-rays / CBCT.

Dr. Sedghizadeh might take a hard or soft tissue biopsy to screen for cancer and other diseases requiring treatment.

What are common treatments for oral health issues?

Depending on the type and severity of oral health disease you have, Dr. Sedghizadeh may recommend one or more of the following:

Home remedies- Things you can do at home to improve some oral health diseases include brushing your teeth at least twice daily using fluoride toothpaste, flossing every day, and using antiseptic mouth rinse if your provider recommends it. 

Medications- Oral medicines, topical medications, mouth rinses, injections, and other medications can reduce unpleasant symptoms or get rid of some oral health problems.

Dental surgery- If you have mouth cancer or other conditions requiring specialized procedures, the Oral Medicine & Pathology Center team offers dental surgery to treat your condition and reduce the risk of complications.

To get screened for oral health diseases and undergo treatment when needed, call the Oral Medicine & Pathology Center office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.

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