Also called: Complications from diabetes, anemia, oral cancer, HIV or autoimmune disorders
Your mouth can be the first sign of a chronic or systemic disease, such as diabetes, anemia, oral cancer, HIV infection or autoimmune disorders. Changes to your palate, teeth, gums, tongue, rate of saliva, mucous, cavities or other conditions can offer an early sign that there is an underlying health issue.
You will be referred to your primary care physician for further testing. Once the underlying cause has been determined, a treatment plan can be developed and may include oral medicine therapies. Therapies will vary, based on the systemic disease to be treated and how the disease presents in the mouth.
The practices below offer this specialty care. Select a practice that best meets your budget and availability for appointments.
We offer surgical services for those who need removal of teeth, replacement of teeth with dental implants, correction of their bites and facial cosmetic surgery. Top services: dental implants, TMJ (jaw joint) treatment, wisdom teeth removal, extractions, bone grafts and cleft lip and palate treatment.
Average Cost: Fees average 60% of the cost of private practice
Appointment Time: Slightly longer than private practice
Education: Graduate dentists completing advanced training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Our clinic helps with medical issues of the soft tissue of the mouth. Top services: Treatment of canker sores, oral lesions, Candidiasis and Sjogren's Syndrome.
Average Cost: Equal to private practice
Appointment Time: Equal to private practice
Education: Specialists who also teach at the School of Dentistry