Oral Pathology – Union Street

Oral Pathology

Kimbery Goodell
September 23, 2023

I had a great dental visit. I had worked for a dentist office for 3 years and was very particular when I choose a new office for my family. I heard great things about Dr. Wright and Brittney had been our hygienist years before. Both my visits went very well. Dr. Wright is very personable. Her assistant Tina was very friendly and so was the whole office. They were very helpful when given me info on what I would owe. Dr. Wright fixed an issue for me that I had for years and didn’t think could be fixed. I highly recommend them.

Adam Severy
February 13, 2023

This is a wonderful family friendly dentist office! The staff is incredibly kind and my children actually enjoy coming here!

Patricia Whittemore
February 6, 2023

The staff is always so caring and friendly. So glad I switched my son to this place!

Kevin McDonnell
January 30, 2023

Dental Offices Terrified me….Until I became one of Dr.Frank D’Auria’s first patients (long before “The Center for Dental Health” was established) and grieve his and his staff’s departure. They were a great crew. I’m feeling truly blessed by the seamless transition Dr. Kelly Wright has accomplished. I am not one who is comfortable with change or meeting new people, but everyone in this office is welcoming, friendly, helpful, competent, professional and just plain nice. What can I say other than Thank You.

John Murphy
December 28, 2022

My appointment was on time and the person that cleaned my teeth did a great job. Thank you to everyone involved.. Happy New Year!

Bill Reuther
December 14, 2022


Oral Pathology: The Art of Detecting and Diagnosing Oral Health Concerns

Empowering Patients through Precise Diagnosis and Personalized Treatment

Your oral health is a reflection of your overall well-being, and early detection of oral health issues is essential for timely intervention and effective treatment. Oral pathology, a specialized field in dentistry, plays a crucial role in identifying and diagnosing a wide range of oral diseases and conditions. At Union Street Dental, we believe in the power of oral pathology to empower our patients with knowledge and provide personalized care for their oral health needs.

Understanding Oral Pathology

Oral pathology is the study and diagnosis of diseases and conditions affecting the oral cavity and surrounding structures. It involves the examination of oral tissues, including the lips, tongue, cheeks, gums, salivary glands, and jawbones, to identify any abnormalities or potential signs of disease. Dental professionals specializing in oral pathology, known as oral pathologists, have extensive training and expertise in recognizing and diagnosing various oral health concerns.

The Role of Oral Pathology in Dentistry

Oral pathology is an essential aspect of dentistry, providing valuable insights into various oral health conditions. Here’s how oral pathology contributes to dental care:

1. Early Detection of Oral Cancer: Oral pathologists play a critical role in the early detection of oral cancer. They can identify abnormal growths, suspicious lesions, or discolorations that may indicate potential cancerous or pre-cancerous conditions.

2. Diagnosing Oral Diseases: Oral pathologists are skilled in identifying and diagnosing various oral diseases, such as viral or fungal infections, autoimmune disorders, and inflammatory conditions.

3. Evaluating Biopsies: When a patient presents with an oral abnormality, a biopsy may be necessary for precise diagnosis. Oral pathologists examine the biopsy samples under a microscope to determine the nature of the tissue and provide an accurate diagnosis.

4. Dental Treatment Planning: A definitive diagnosis from an oral pathologist guides the development of appropriate and personalized treatment plans for patients with specific oral health concerns.

The Importance of Regular Oral Examinations

Regular dental check-ups are an integral part of preventive oral care and early detection. During routine dental visits, your dentist or oral hygienist will perform a thorough examination of your oral cavity, looking for any signs of oral pathology or abnormalities. If any concerning findings are detected, they may recommend further evaluation by an oral pathologist for precise diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Empowering Patients through Knowledge

At Union Street Dental, we prioritize patient education and empowerment. We believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions about their oral health and overall well-being. By offering comprehensive oral examinations and, if necessary, collaborating with oral pathologists for specialized evaluations, we ensure that our patients receive the highest standard of care and attention.

Oral pathology is a valuable tool in the field of dentistry, enabling early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of oral health concerns. At Union Street Dental, our dedicated team of dental professionals is committed to providing you with the best oral care solutions. We place a strong emphasis on regular dental check-ups, early detection of oral abnormalities, and collaboration with oral pathologists when necessary. Together, we can navigate the path to optimal oral health, empowering you with knowledge and personalized care for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

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