Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Dr. Barbick has treated and helped many patients with certain types of pathologic changes in the oral cavity and jaw bone. These changes include lumps or swellings of the oral cavity and or jaw bone, changes in color involving the gums or tissue of the oral cavity and pain that fails to resolve within the oral cavity.
This includes the treatment of unknown white or red lesions, ulcerative lesions on the gum tissues, cheeks or tongue. The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer, however there are also numerous other non-cancerous things that can cause these symptoms. The following can be signs at the beginning of a pathological process:
- Reddish patches (erythroplasia) or whitish 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 and/or difficulty in chewing or swallowing
Dr. Barbick also treats cysts and tumors of the upper and lower jaw bone. These are usually visible on a panorex x-ray and or clinically detected due to pain or swelling of the jaw/facial region. Dr. Barbick has taught numerous surgeons these surgical techniques and is well experienced with treating these conditions.
Please contact us so we can assist you with any questions or concerns.
Tampa Bay Jaw and Facial Surgery
I Came into Bradenton location and everyone was so great. But I have to thank Dr. Langston and his nurse Amanda. They are a great team. I was nervous but with Amanda's great singing it made me forget where I was for procedure. Dr. Langston explains everything and I had no questions. For a surgery to be fun, that's saying something. Thank you so much !!!
- Cynthia K
The staff was excellent and very knowledgeable. Dr. Bedi was very kind and calming as I was very nervous about my procedure. It was great that they called me to make sure I was doing ok, showing how much they truely care about their patients. I would highly recommend this office.
- Randee W
Customer Service from the staff was excellent, and the procedure was quick and painless. Thank you to Geanna, Aimee, Cathy, and Dr. Barbick for everything!
- Matt S
Dr Barbick. Everything went well and everything was explained in detail.
- Wayne P
Superior DDS...I had no pain or problems. He is very kind and highly recommended...consoling Dosha. I am very glad that he helped my condition.
- Mary D