Early Disease Detection Is Critical
The statistics are staggering. The American Cancer society estimates that more than 53,000 Americans will develop some form of oral cancer this year, and for about 20% of those people, it will be fatal. You don’t have to be a statistic! Dr. Ibrahim Haron can detect early signs of disease through regular head, neck, and oral pathology exams. During these exams, he focuses on your tongue, palate, and neck, looking for unusual symptoms.
The advantage of seeing a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon like Dr. Haron is that he’s qualified to diagnose and treat even the most complex conditions. As a specialist, Dr. Haron has years of advanced surgical training beyond dental school— including a hospital-based residency. He’s the professional to trust for the detection and treatment of oral and maxillofacial pathology in Fredericksburg, VA.
Detecting Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
During an oral pathology exam, Dr. Haron will look for possible symptoms of disease, including:
Treating Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
If Dr. Haron discovers an area of concern, he may remove a portion of the affected tissue to perform a biopsy. This will tell him the nature of your condition and what kind of treatment plan you may need. If he requires the assistance of other specialists, his team will coordinate that. If he can perform your treatment in-office using our technology, he will do so. However, as one of very few oral surgeons in the area with privileges at local hospitals, he has access to an even greater range of equipment and facilities with which to treat you. Guided surgical technology enables him to be extremely precise in his work and deliver predictable results for you.
Reducing Your Risk of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
While some factors contributing to oral cancers are outside your control, you can reduce your risk by avoiding all forms of tobacco, eating a healthy diet, and seeking regular dental care. Dr. Haron also encourages you to perform your own oral pathology exams at home on a regular basis. To do so, do the following:
Schedule your next oral pathology exam today!
It could save your life.