Within the scope of periodontics includes the diagnosis and treatment of oral pathology. In addition to a routine oral cancer screening during every consultation visit, Dr. Gould is often referred patients for evaluation of oral pathology. The most important component in the treatment of oral pathology is a proper diagnosis. In some cases, all that is needed is an examination to determine the cause of the pathologic process. In others, Dr. Gould will opt to biopsy selected abnormal tissues to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment of the pathologic lesion. If you have suspicious lumps or sores in your mouth, please contact us or your dentist so that we can help.