During your comprehensive exam, our dentist will perform an oral examine to determine if you have any oral pathologies or diseases. He will examine the soft and hard tissues of the mouth as well as the teeth. Examples of common oral pathologies include:

  • Geographic Tongue – red patches due to missing bumps on the tongue
  • Median Palatal Cyst – a fluid-filled sac of skin that occurs in the center of the palate
  • Hairy Tongue – a severe yeast infection or growth of bacteria in the mouth
  • Oral Cancer – an uncontrollable growth of cells in the mouth. Oral cancer is the most serious oral pathology.

Please contact our Eugene, OR dental practice soon to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Rust. We can help you return to optimal oral health.