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Oral pathology or maxillofacial pathology is a discipline of dentistry that focuses on the pathology or diseases of the oral and maxillofacial regions. Oral pathology includes the research and management of oral disease and conditions, including genetic disorders such as a cleft palate and acquired diseases such as gingivitis or oral cancer.

What areas does oral pathology cover?

Oral pathology covers both congenital and acquired diseases of the jaw and mouth. These can include:

  • Malocclusion
  • Cleft palate
  • Herpes
  • Mumps
  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontitis
  • Fungal infections
  • Oral cancer
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How oral health affects whole-body health

The condition of your teeth and gums is as important as the health of your organs. Many severe health conditions may contribute to other diseases and conditions. If you are experiencing symptoms that may indicate a serious condition or illness, at Summit Aesthetics, we can perform a range of clinical tests, including X-ray, microscopic, biochemical, and others. Let us help you live a healthier, happier life.

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