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Oral Pathology

During your visit with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, your evaluation involves examining the oral cavity for possible lesions that can be benign or malignant. Mucosa, the normal lining of the mouth and surrounding structures, is smooth in texture and pink in color. Changes from this typical architecture can signal a pathologic change. Some of the pathologic lesions will not line the skin of the mouth and can be found within the jawbone. During your visit with Dr. Benjamin Yagoubian, it is recommended to have a panoramic x-ray to evaluate the jaw bones and determine if other possible lesions exist within the bone. Pathology within the jaw bone can include cysts, tumors, vascular malformations and extra teeth.

If your dentist or physician informs you of a possible pathologic lesion, it is important to make an appointment with your oral and maxillofacial surgeon for further evaluation. With Dr. Benjamin Yagoubian, you will have a consultation for an evaluation of the lesion, and if deemed necessary, a biopsy will be performed. The tissue will be submitted to an oral pathologist for evaluation under a microscope.

Contact our practice today to schedule a consultation regarding oral pathology.
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What Our Patients Say About Us

Even our patients who have been told in the past that they are not good candidates for dental implants have found options at our clinic.

  • Mindy W.

    This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

  • Raj G.

    Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.

  • Chahab S.

    Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

  • Paul M.

    A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.