Oral Pathology

Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Hackensack, Ridgewood, Westwood & Franklin Lakes

Pathology is simply the science that deals with the nature, cause, and development of disease.

The surgeons at Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery are highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of pathology or diseases of the oral cavity and the maxillofacial region. The most common conditions and diseases involve the teeth and associated structures. They may range from infections and traumatic lesions, to benign and malignant tumors. Frequently, systemic diseases have oral signs and symptoms and in some cases the disease manifests itself first in the oral cavity.

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The mouth, or oral cavity, is lined by mucosa that is smooth and pink in color. Any change in the lining or mucosa such as a growth, ulceration or development of a white or red patch may be a sign to an underlying disease process. Many times these lesions are treated with medications in the same way we would treat an affected region of our skin. A growth or abnormality of the oral cavity that does not respond to medication or resolve in 10-14 days should be further evaluated.

A lesion or growth that is present for more than 10-14 days is generally biopsied. A biopsy is a surgical procedure in which a section or the entire growth is removed depending on the size, location and nature of the growth. Growths in the oral cavity are typically benign in nature. A malignant lesion, or oral cancer is rare in the general population, however, due to the innocuous appearance of some oral cancer all suspicious lesions should be biopsied.

At Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery most biopsies are performed in the office using only a local anesthetic. For those patients who prefer, a light sedation or general anesthesia can be administered. In many cases a laser can be used to simplify the surgical procedure and eliminate the need for sutures. Following removal of the lesion the specimen or biopsy is sent to an oral pathologist for a final diagnosis. The diagnosis would dictate the need for possible further treatment.

Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

5 out of 5 stars based on 25 Oral Pathology reviews

Patient Review By Maria Calvelli

I have had dental issues which was finally resolved by Dr Novelli. He was very knowledgeable, professional, reassuring and excellent in every way. I have recommended him to my husband who have also had positive experience with Dr. Novelli. He is a great dentist. His assistant was kind caring and professional. Thank you both for the excellent care I received.

- Maria Calvelli

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Patient Review By Susan F

Dr. Park is the best oral surgeon. He did an amazing job extracting my tooth. It was quick and painless. Dr. Park explained every step of the procedure and he took the time to answer ALL my questions. He is a very caring Dr. who truly cares about his patients and their well being. He called me later in the day to see how I was feeling. I would highly recommend Dr. Park to anyone who needs an oral surgeon. Dr. Parks assistant Amina, was absolutely great at explaining all the post-op procedures for when I get home. Dr. Parks and his staff made me feel very comfortable and relaxed, I knew I was in good hands.

- Susan F

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Patient Review By Sherri C

Dr. Park was a pleasure for a what should have been a not so pleasant visit. He was kind and thorough and explained every step as he performed them. He also took care of my mom and she feels the same way. Dr. Park is my choice for TOP DOC 2020! Thank you, Dr. Park and staff. Stay safe and keep up the good work!

- Sherri C

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Patient Review By Ralph B

The entire staff was both helpful and professional in all areas of my examination. I would highly recommend this service.

- Ralph B

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Patient Review By Samantha G

I had a procedure done with Dr. Park a few weeks ago. I was super nervous pre procedure and the nurse Linda calmed my nerves instantly. She is a kind knowledgeable nurse who took great care of me. Dr. Parks anesthesia was the best. I woke up feeling great with no side effects, I am usually very groggy and nauseous after procedure. He is such a friendly man with great bed side manner. He is informative and helped eased my nerves as well. I had little to no pain after my procedure. I was always so afraid of dental work based on past experiences. BOMS has calmed my fears and I would recommend them 100x over !

- Samantha G

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Patient Review By Yanyluz T

Dr.Mark was amazing... I had really bad anxiety but Dr.Mark kept saying everything will be ok, he was right!! first time I had a tooth pulled out and actually not feel pain... with definitely be going back to them if I need anything else done...

- Yanyluz T

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Patient Review By Joann C

i was very nervous about pulling a deep rooted wisdom tooth....however, dr. park, made it simple, quick, and without the pain i was anticipating

- Joann C

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Patient Review By Elise C

To paraphrase a television show's theme song, Dr. Han can turn the world on with his smile.....and he is doing the same for mine. He is the consummate professional who takes his time explaining everything and dissolving the worst ever case of anxiety. Hand to heart, the assistants follow suit. Shout out to Lana at Franklin Lakes who went above and beyond today. I can't recommend this place enough.

- Elise C

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Patient Review By Russell R

Jan 31, 2020. Tooth extraction and bone graft. I was SO at ease from the moment I walked in the door. Never went to an oral surgeon but my dentist suggested I see Dr. Diamond. Dawn and Savannah were extremely perfect at putting me at ease and answered my questions as did Dr. Diamond. Not much pain during extraction and later that night did experience some pain but Tylenol took care of that quickly. This group is perfect. Thank you so much.

- Russell R

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Patient Review By John M

Dr. Han extracted my 13th year old daugher's wisdom teeth and we were extremely pleased with the experience. His blend of expertise and humor put us all at ease, while the office staff was courteous and professional. While the billing had confusing elements due to both medical and dental coverage, the billing department was very helpful informing and guiding us.

- John M

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Patient Review By Robert C

Super ! Professional friendly painless!!

- Robert C

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Patient Review By Gabriella V

Dr. Novelli made me feel at ease with my wisdom teeth situation as I was nervous about one tooth being so close to a nerve. He answered every question I had during my consultation and explained the procedure in depth while showing me the X-Ray. I immediately scheduled my appointment and returned a few weeks later for my surgery. I was nervous as I entered the room, but the whole process was smooth and seamless. Dr. Novelli and the nurses took great care of me and before I knew it, it was over! The entire staff was extremely kind, helpful, caring, and accommodating and made the process as pleasant as possible. The office is immaculately clean with extremely advanced technology. I highly recommend Dr. Novelli for anyone in need of an oral/maxillofacial surgeon!

- Gabriella V

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Patient Review By Juliet D

Dr. Han and his staff at Bergen Oral Surgery were fantastic. I couldn't be happier with the overall compassionate & efficient care from the physician and staff. They were great in accommodating my busy schedule and ease of getting an appointment. I highly recommend this practice!

- Juliet D

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Patient Review By Dana L

I can’t say enough good things about my whole experience. I haven’t been to the dentist in way too long. Frankly, because I was terrified. Dr Han and his whole staff were absolutely amazing. They made me feel calm and comfortable and did a great job. I would get my wisdom teeth out again if that were an option! That’s saying a lot coming from a patient that walked in crying. All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

- Dana L

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Patient Review By Lorraine P

Simply the Best

- Lorraine P

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Patient Review By Ione Laios

magnificent

- Ione Laios

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Patient Review By Samantha L

My experience was excellent. I love this practice, would highly recommend.

- Samantha L

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Patient Review By Dawn S

Very good oral surgeon. Dr. Novelli has pulled 4 teeth in the past for me and done many implants. I have periodontal disease and he always takes care of me when I'm in pain. He pulled the tooth for me 2 days ago and I feel fine and he's also a nice person and his staff is extremely sweet.

- Dawn S

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Patient Review By Drew R

Great experience, would recommend to anyone! I was nervous, but the doctor and nurses kept me calm and relaxed.

- Drew R

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Patient Review By Michelle V

Dr. Novelli's assistant was great! She showed compassion throughout the entire procedure. She was friendly, gentle, caring and kind! I felt assured through her professionalism. Cheers to a great team!

- Michelle V

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