If you have a concern with your mouth tissue, such as a disease or a health condition that’s impacting your oral health, your dentist may refer you to Dr. Fred Alger Periodontics & Dental Implants. We have the specialization, training, and technology to address all types of oral health concerns.
Treatment for all Conditions Affecting the Mouth
While periodontal disease is the most common gum condition observed in our periodontal practice, many different conditions can occur within the mouth. These range from simple canker sores to oral cancer.
Treating non-periodontal diseases found in mouth tissue comes under the classification of oral pathology. Our office can provide treatment options for these types of problems.
How Does Dr. Alger Approach Oral Pathology?
Many non-periodontal conditions come and go, requiring no active treatment. However, some oral lesions require surgical intervention. In these instances, surgery typically involves taking a small sample of tissue to send away to an oral pathologist to determine the specific condition. This is called a biopsy.
Sometimes, an entire lesion or growth needs to be removed. This happens when a growth presents a risk of spreading or recurring. If there is a risk of malignancy, which means the problem is likely to progressively worsen, immediate evaluation or treatment is always recommended.
Avoiding treatment can lead to the need for more aggressive treatment or cause the problem to worsen to the point that treatment may no longer help, such as with the case of advanced oral cancer. Instead, address the problem as soon as possible for the simplest, most effective solutions to stop the problem from progressing and improve outcomes.
Do I Need an Evaluation?
Fortunately, most growths within the mouth are non-malignant. Yet, you may not be sure until you have an evaluation. Also, even non-malignant lesions can grow to be quite large if left untreated. If you or your dentist is concerned about a lesion within your mouth, please don’t hesitate to have it evaluated by Dr. Alger.
Your dentist may recommend you visit our office after noticing potential signs of a problem. If this is the case, visit us as soon as possible to have the issue thoroughly evaluated and treated if needed. Our office includes advanced dental technology to help Dr. Fred Alger and his team provide comprehensive evaluations for precise diagnoses and the chance for improved outcomes.
Dr. Alger is a dental professional uniquely qualified and trained to treat all kinds of conditions within the mouth and gums, including conditions not directly related to gum disease. He can perform procedures like removing pathologic lesions to halt their progression and help restore your oral health.
Skilled Oral Health Treatments in Gahanna, OH
If you notice a problem in your mouth tissue, such as a growth, or your dentist refers you to Dr. Alger, the first step is to set up a consultation appointment. During this visit, Dr. Alger and his team can provide a thorough evaluation and determine whether a biopsy and/or treatment is needed.
We help you understand your oral health situation during your appointment, and Dr. Alger is ready to answer your questions and ease your concerns. Contact our team to set up your appointment.