At Cohen Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology Specialist Dr. Birek is concerned with the diagnosis, nature and management of disease sand disorders of the oral soft tissues, jaw bones and surrounding tissues.
Dr. Birek screens, diagnosis and treats our patients for oral cancer.
Within the scope of her specialty, Dr. Birek has many years of experience and extensive knowledge of microscopic pathology and diagnosis. She often collaborates with Dr. Cohen and Dr. Dalgliesh in the effective diagnosis and management of complex oral and maxillofacial conditions.
Dr. Birek also works with other health professionals, including family physicians, dermatologists and other medical specialists, in establishing connections between oral and systemic diseases.
What Are The Warning Signs of Oral Pathology?
Overall, cancer involving the head and neck region represents a very small amount of cancers reported each year.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please contact our office.
- Reddish patches
- Whitish patches
- A sore that fails to heal and bleeds easily
- A lump inside of the mouth
- Thickening on the skin lining insude the mouth
- A chronic sore throat or hoarseness
- Difficulty in chewing or swallowing