The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. Abnormalities seen on an x-ray could also indicate a pathological process within the bones of the jaws. These can range from benign lesions to the most serious of these, oral cancer. Our office can evaluate any pathology and provide treatment recommendations or refer you to another specialist with whom we can work together or take over care of your case entirely. After the entire or a portion of the involved tissue is removed, it is sent to a pathology lab where it is examined and a diagnosis rendered. At that time, any future treatment if necessary can be discussed.