Oral Medicine

Oral medicine is a dental medicine specialty that diagnoses and treats the lesions and pathologies of the oral cavity, either the hard tissues (maxillary teeth and bones), moles (gums, mucous membranes, lips and tongue) or the attached structure, such as glands salivary.

The diagnosis is based on clinical observation, palpation and biopsy for anatomopathological analysis.

Oral lesions should receive special attention because they can be a manifestation of systemic diseases caused by diverse causes, such as reactional, infectious, immunological, neoplastic or hereditary.

Most common injuries



- Traumatic origin
Tissues reaction to aggressive agents, be they mechanical, physical, chemical or thermal.

- Bacterial, fungal, or viral infections
Candidiasis and herpetic lesions are the most frequent fungal and viral infections.

- Immunological basis
May manifest as allergic reactions or autoimmune changes of the oral mucosa.

- Genetic origin
White spongy nevus and some forms of epidermolysis bullosa are examples of hereditary pathologies.

Oral Medicine in Orallagos



At Orallagos we believe that the prevention of cancer and oral cavity pathologies is based on a healthy lifestyle, free of tobacco and alcohol abuse. We also recommend regular dental consultation so that an early diagnosis of lesions can be made, preventing more serious pathologies.

In the Orallagos we perform a visual examination of all oral structures and cavity. When a suspicious lesion is observed a biopsy of the lesion may be advised, allowing a specific histological diagnosis.

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