Oral Pathology: 1,2,3 Steps To Remember

When you’re looking at your smile and you notice a change in its appearance, you feel a textural change like a bump, you experience pain, or some other abnormality shows up, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. While we know that wishing it away seems like the best option, your smartest plan of action is actually to contact us to set up an oral pathology visit. Though this might not be something you feel confident about, we would like to share three steps you should remember. As a result, you’ll gain the motivation to come on in and solve the problem long before it’s anything worth concerning yourself over!

Step #1: Don’t Worry, Just Call

We strongly encourage you to skip the step during which you worry about what’s going on with your smile, call friends and family members to ask what they think is happening, hop online to try to diagnose yourself, and then think about it for several weeks. Do not make a mountain out of a molehill. Instead, call us. Schedule an oral pathology visit. Come in, and let’s figure out what’s going on.

Step #2: Ask Questions During Your Visit

Whatever we discover during your oral pathology visit, do not feel as though you cannot ask questions. Ask us why the change occurred, why we have or have not offered treatment, what you should think about it, if you can make changes with your care, etc. Chances are good we will offer a lot of this information before you ask. However, you don’t have to leave our practice with lingering inquiries!

Step #3: Follow Through On Any Suggested Care

The best way to limit any possible damage to your oral health and to promote quick improvement and restored smile health: Come in for suggested care if you need it. We will offer gentle, compassionate treatment (don’t forget, we offer sedation, too) for a wonderful experience.

See Us For An Oral Pathology Visit If Something Changes

Don’t hesitate to schedule an oral pathology appointment with us! Chances are good that all is well but it’s always better check just in case. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.