When your dentist or primary care physician is concerned with a spot or lump in your mouth, he or she may send you to see an oral pathologist. Our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Bartlomiej Nierzwicki, accepts referrals from patients with suspect pathological processes or cancerous growths. Inside of the mouth is a smooth, special type of skin that is naturally pink or coral in color. When this skin is anything but its natural hue, it is a warning sign of a pathological process. At Millennium Surgical, we ask that you waste no time in having changes in the lips, cheeks, palate, gum tissue, tongue, and skin of the face and neck examined by an oral surgeon. At our office in Chicago, IL, we will accommodate your schedule to set up a consultation to meet with Dr. Nierzwicki.

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Reasons for Treatment

Why would you need to see an oral pathologist? Many of our referrals come from patients who have had a section of the mouth, face, or neck biopsied and need an interpretation or analysis of the culture. At our practice, we can offer both services. For example, you may have been referred to us for:

  • Red patches (erythroplasia) or white patches (leukoplakia) in the mouth
  • A sore that fails to heal and bleeds easily
  • A lump or thickening on the skin lining the inside of the mouth
  • Chronic sore throat or hoarseness
  • Trouble chewing or swallowing

During the Appointment

Once you have made an appointment with our surgeon (usually after a referral), we will schedule you in as quickly as possible. During your appointment, we will discuss your condition, do an examination, and request the proper diagnostic testing. If you have already had the diagnostic testing, our surgeon may explain the results to you and request additional testing or offer recommendations for treatment.

Other Considerations

Patients are generally referred to us from outside sources. You can receive an oral pathology referral from a trusted:

  • Dentist
  • Primary Care Physician
  • Endodontist
  • Periodontist
  • Internist
  • Infectious Disease Specialist
  • Dermatologist
  • Otolaryngologist

Plan Your Procedure

Recovery Time 2 – 3 Days
Post-op Follow-up 2 Weeks
Procedure Recovery Location Office

Call For A Consultation

After receiving your referral for an oral pathology assessment, we can schedule you for an appointment. Remember that your mouth is one of your body’s most important warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores. If you notice anything abnormal, you need to get it checked out as soon as possible. Please contact our office so we may help you.