Oral pathology is a specialty that identifies and treats diseases of the mouth and maxillofacial region. Healthy gums and tissue appear smooth and pink in color. If you or your dentist notice a change in the appearance, there is a possibility that there is a pathological process that is starting to develop, the most serious being oral cancer. Dr. Patel will do a thorough examination and likely perform a biopsy of the area. The biopsy sample will be examined by an oral pathologist who is specially trained to identify the specific disease process. Based on the findings, Dr. Patel will recommend a treatment plan specifically for your needs.