Oral Pathology

The health of your teeth, mouth and oral tissues, as well as the upper and lower jaws, is a responsibility that is shared by both you and your dentist. When unwanted changes develop, it is essential that they be assessed, diagnosed, and treated appropriately. Your dentist has the specialized training to recognize unwanted tissue changes (pathology) and may recommend intervention, testing or further assessment for these conditions.

Many of the common findings will be benign (non-life threatening), and the symptoms may range from being annoying, painful, destructive or just unsightly. Some conditions may have no initial symptoms and will be discovered on a routine oral examination or X-ray. Where the diagnosis is uncertain, a biopsy (tissue sample) may be recommended so that appropriate treatment can be planned.

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon has extensive training and expertise in helping to assess, diagnose and treat conditions involving the lower face, mouth and neck. We will usually make treatment recommendations and provide the necessary care to manage these conditions. Our staff members work in conjunction with your referring health care provider to ensure that prompt evaluation and treatment are provided.

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I was an extremely nervous patient who had been putting off getting my wisdom teeth out for so many years. I wish I had gone to this clinic sooner, because I really had absolutely nothing to worry about with Dr Valiquette and her team. I went to few different oral surgeons in the Ottawa area and no other place made me feel so comfortable, safe and taken care of compared to Kanata Oral Surgery. As soon as I got to my appointment, the staff were very professional and kind. Dr Valiquette was amazing and took the time before the appointment to answer any questions I had. I felt very taken care of here and it was not scary at all. It was over so quick and I woke up feeling great. My fiancé was there within a couple minutes to pick me up and take me home.

It’s now been over 2 weeks and I had barely any swelling or pain after the appointment. I didn’t need to take any of the pain killers prescribed to me. They did a fantastic job and I cannot thank them enough for taking such good care of me. I recommend this place to anyone who might be feeling anxious about their extraction. You’re in extremely good hands here.