Oral Medicine is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of various pathologies of the oral cavity that can affect soft tissues (gums and mucous membranes), lips, tongue, throat and neck.
The monitoring of the effects caused in the mouth by certain types of medication or even the manifestations resulting from systemic or autoimmune diseases is also included in the scope of Oral Medicine.
Some of the pathologies that affect the oral cavity, despite being benign, are quite uncomfortable and painful, requiring specific treatment. However, they can also be signs of more complex and/or potentially malignant situations, where early diagnosis is fundamental for a successful treatment. Whenever justified, several auxiliary diagnostic means will be used, including biopsies.