Our dentists provide oral medicine dentistry in Coral Springs, Florida. Oral medicine is a specialty area of dentistry based on a sound understanding of the pathophysiology of oral disease and medical-dental relationships. We pride ourselves in understanding the nature and management of any diseases affecting your oral and maxillofacial region. We invite you to call the office of William Forero DMD, PA for more information on oral medicine, and to set up your appointment with Dr. Forero and Dr. Valderruten.
Oral medicine is an area of dentistry focused on the oral health care of patients with chronic and medically related disorders in the orofacial area and includes the diagnosis and management of medical conditions that affect the mouth and related structures. Oral medicine is the meeting point of dentistry and medicine. Oral medicine differs from oral surgery and maxillofacial surgery in that it emphasizes treatments for conditions that are managed without the need for surgery.
Many oral medicine specialists also have dental and medical qualifications, though a medical degree is not a requirement for training in oral medicine. Oral medicine doctors receive additional specialized training and experience in diagnosis and management of oral abnormalities (ulcers, infection, allergies, cancers, etc.), salivary gland disorder, TMJ disorders, and the recognition of oral manifestations of systemic and infectious diseases. Doctors of oral medicine may perform procedures such as biopsies, ordering and interpretation of tests (such as x-rays, salivary tests, and blood tests), management of medical conditions, and specialized injections.
If you have any questions about oral medicine, feel free to call our office for more information and set up an appointment.