ORAL PATHOLOGY & BIOPSY TESTING
in Tampa, Florida

at Coastal Jaw Surgery

When you choose Coastal Jaw Surgery, you are in expert, caring hands. We offer a wide range of oral health care services including Same Day Teeth®, traditional dental implants, oral surgery, and periodontal services.

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Oral Pathology & Biopsy

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ORAL PATHOLOGY & BIOPSY TESTING
in Tampa, Florida

at Coastal Jaw Surgery

When you choose Coastal Jaw Surgery, you are in expert, caring hands. We offer a wide range of oral health care services including Same Day Teeth®, traditional dental implants, oral surgery, and periodontal services.

Oral Pathology & Biopsy
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at Coastal Jaw Surgery
Oral Pathology & Biopsy

at Coastal Jaw Surgery

ORAL PATHOLOGY & BIOPSY FOR EARLY DETECTION

Oral pathology is the study of causes and effects of diseases that affect the mouth and surrounding structures. Diseases may involve the tongue, gums, joints, supporting bones, soft tissues, and teeth. While oral pathologists can identify and treat a range of oral health issues, the most critical type of oral disease they treat is oral cancer. If a suspicious area is identified, a biopsy can be performed and examined by a pathologist to determine a proper diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is determined, a treatment plan can be developed.

According to a report from the Oral Cancer Foundation, this year nearly 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer. Oral cancer can occur in the throat, pharynx, sinuses, floor of the mouth, cheeks, tongue, and lips. While early stages of cancer often do not present obvious signs, the following may be indications that oral cancer has developed:

  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Numbness in or around the mouth
  • Chronic sores
  • Persistent sore throat
  • Persistent mouth pain
  • Red or white patches
  • Eroded areas, roughs spots, or lumps on the gums, lips, or other oral tissues
  • Sensitivity of the neck, mouth, or face

As is the case with all types of cancer and any type of oral pathology, early detection is the best way to increase your likelihood of successful treatment. Oral cancer symptoms often do not occur until the cancer has progressed, which is why it is so important to schedule regular examinations. During routine visits, our staff will provide a comprehensive examination, that includes examining for indications of oral cancer. If a suspicious area is identified, a biopsy can be performed and examined by a pathologist to determine a proper diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is determined, a treatment plan can be developed.

At Coastal Jaw Surgery, every patient who walks through our door will receive VIP Treatment delivered by dedicated professionals who are leaders in their fields and ready to provide you with personalized care using the most cutting-edge dental technology available. For over three decades, we have proudly provided thousands of patients in the Tampa Bay area with dental implant and oral surgery services, including oral surgery, Same Day Teeth®, and periodontal services. To schedule an appointment, for a biopsy or to diagnose and treat an oral disease, contact us today at (800) NEW-LOOK.

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Dr. Michael A. Pikos
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Michael A. Pikos

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Michael a.
Pikos

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Michael A. Pikos is the founder of Coastal Jaw Surgery, the world renowned Pikos Institute, and the inventor of Same Day Teeth®. He is recognized as a world authority on dental implant surgical reconstruction.

Dr. Kenneth L. Anderson
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Kenneth L. Anderson

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Kenneth l.
Anderson

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Anderson practices full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery with emphasis on dental alveolar surgery, implants, tissue grafting, general anesthesia, facial trauma, cleft palate, and orthognathic surgery.

Dr. Nicole Hernandez
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Nicole Hernandez

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Nicole Hernandez

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Hernandez practices as a dual-degree, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. She employs a full scope of treatment with emphasis on extractions, dental implants, grafting, pathology, and TMJ.

Dr. Philip J. Hedger
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Philip J. Hedger

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Philip J.
Hedger

Prosthodontist

Dr. Hedger specializes in treating issues that involve restoring missing teeth. He is highly trained in dental implants, crowns, bridges and dentures. Dr. Hedger is a faculty member of the Pikos Institute, teaching prosthodontics.

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Dr. Austin L.
Lyman

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Lyman specializes in dentoalveolar surgery (simple & complex teeth extraction and alveoloplasty), dental implants, tissue grafting, anesthesia, facial trauma and orthognathic surgery.

Dr. Anthony Pikos
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Anthony Pikos

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Anthony M.
Pikos

Periodontist

Dr. Pikos, a Board Certified Periodontist, employs a full scope of advanced treatment with an emphasis on periodontal cosmetic procedures, periodontal therapy, dental implants, bone grafting, and perio-orthodontic procedures.

Dr. Lindsey Pikos Rosati
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Lindsey Pikos Rosati

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Lindsey
Pikos Rosati

Periodontist

Dr. Lindsey Pikos Rosati has been with Coastal Jaw Surgery as a Board Certified Periodontist since 2017. Dr. Rosati specializes in implants, periodontal surgery & therapies, bone grafting, and perio-orthodontic procedures.

BIOPSY PROCESS

Prior to performing crown lengthening, we will conduct a thorough examination of your oral health to determine any underlying conditions that need to be addressed, and if necessary, take a 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan, which will provide us with 3D images of your bone, nerve pathways, soft tissues, and teeth, which allows us to make informed treatment decisions.

During the crown lengthening process, we will do everything we can to ensure that you experience minimal discomfort, which is why we offer varying levels of sedation, including oral sedatives, nitrous oxide, and intravenous (IV) sedation. Once you are sedated, the procedure will begin with the removal and shaping of your gum and bone tissue, using either a laser, scalpel, or both. If the crown lengthening procedure is being performed strictly for cosmetic purposes, the procedure will continue until enough natural tooth has been sufficiently exposed, after which sutures are placed and the healing process can begin. If crown lengthening is being performed as part of crown placement treatment, the procedure will continue until enough gums and bone have been exposed to properly allow for a fitted crown to be placed.

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Our goal at Coastal Jaw Surgery is to make the process of receiving quality dental care as smooth as possible, from the time you enter our office to the conclusion of the payment process. Do you have questions? We are here to help you.

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Same Day Teeth®
at Pikos Institute

8740 Mitchell Blvd
New Port Richey, FL 34655
(727) 877-0011

Pinellas Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
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at Clearwater, FL
Pinellas Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

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Pinellas Periodontics
at Clearwater

3003 Enterprise Rd E
Clearwater, FL 33759
(727) 799-4492

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Coastal Jaw Surgery
at Palm Harbor

2711 Tampa Rd.
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
(727) 786-1631

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Coastal Jaw Surgery
at Spring Hill

4372 Commercial Way
Spring Hill, FL 34606
(352) 596-6804

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Coastal Jaw Surgery
at Tampa

11940 Sheldon Rd
Tampa, FL 33626
(727) 877-0011

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Coastal Jaw Surgery
at Trinity

8845 Hawbuck St
Trinity, FL 34655
(727) 375-0469

COST OF BIOPSY

The cost of performing a biopsy and treating any underlying conditions will depend on a variety of factors, including what, if any, issue is identified, what procedures are performed as part of your treatment plan, and (if applicable) your dental insurance plan coverage. At Coastal Jaw Surgery, we are committed to providing you with high-quality oral care in a manner that is simple and efficient. To help meet your unique budget and needs, we offer the following financing options:

  • Carecredit® Healthcare Financing (interest free financing for dental care)
  • GreenSky® Patient Financing
  • Lending Club Patient Financing

We also accept traditional insurance, and as courtesy to you, are happy to file and track your insurance claim and assist with insurance family plans. To help facilitate this process, please have your insurance information prepared at your appointment, including your insurance and identification card. To help you maximize your benefits, we are also happy to provide a written diagnostic report and X-rays to your insurance company if necessary.

Please note: Dental insurance only covers part of your total expenses and remaining out-of-pocket expenses must be paid following service. We accept cash, debit cards, and most major credit cards (MasterCard, VISA, Discover, American Express).

Contact Coastal Jaw Surgery

In addition to maintaining a private practice, Dr. Pikos also founded the Pikos Institute in 1990, a now globally recognized teaching organization that provides surgical and technology-based training for clinicians throughout the country to perform predictable, prosthetically driven implant dentistry. Whether you are having oral surgery, dental implants, or periodontal services, you can feel confident that you are receiving care from oral health professionals who are at the forefront of oral surgery education and leaders in the fields of periodontal services and implant dentistry.

To learn more about our clinic and services, or to schedule an appointment for a biopsy or to diagnose and treat an oral disease, contact us today at (800) 639-5665 or fill out an online form.

At Coastal Jaw Surgery, we are committed to improving your oral health, aesthetic appearance of your smile, and overall quality of life!