Oral Pathology

Any suspicious lesion of the mouth and supporting structures noticed by your dentist will often require further investigation by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. We may need to remove a portion of the lesion and submit it for analysis by a pathologist, a procedure known as a biopsy. Depending on the results of the biopsy, additional treatment may be necessary.

Dr. Hagan has received advanced training in the management of pathologic lesions and conditions of the maxillofacial region.

It is also important to do self-examinations of the oral cavity. We recommend for you to do this monthly. If you notice anything abnormal, please discuss this with your dentist. Please do not ignore suspicious oral lumps or sores. You may also contact us so we can help.