Our Procedures

Below is a list of common procedures performed at Monesmith and Wood.

Oral and Facial Pathology

An impacted tooth simply means that it is “stuck” and can not erupt into function.

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The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer. The following can be signs at the beginning of a pathologic process or cancerous growth:

  • Reddish patches (erythroplasia) or whitish patches (leukoplakia) in the mouth
  • A sore that fails to heal and bleeds easily
  • A lump or thickening on the skin lining the inside of the mouth
  • Chronic sore throat or hoarseness
  • Difficulty in chewing or swallowing

These changes can be detected on the lips, cheeks, palate and gum tissue around the teeth, tongue, face and/or neck. Pain does not always occur with pathology, and curiously, is not often associated with oral cancer. However, any patient with facial and/or oral pain without an obvious cause or reason may also be at risk for oral cancer.

We would recommend performing an oral cancer self-examination monthly and remember that your mouth is one of your body's most important warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores. Please contact us so we may help.

Locations

Jasper Location
2005 St. Charles Street Jasper, IN
47546
812-482-2280
Fax 812-482-4218

 

Vincennes Location
611 Dubois Street Vincennes, IN
47546
812-882-8888
Fax 812-882-8398

Office Hours

  • Mon, Tues, Thurs
    7.30am - 4.00pm
  • Wednesday
    8.00am - 4.00pm
  • Friday
    7.30am - 2.30pm

Operating Hours

  • Monday7:30am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday7:30am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday7:30am - 4:00pm
  • Friday7:30am - 2:30pm
 

Insurance

We work hand in hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. They can be reached by phone at 812-482-2280. Please call if you have any questions or concerns regarding your initial visit. Please bring your insurance information with you to the consultation so that we can expedite reimbursement.

Where to find us?

Addresses
Jasper Office 2005 St. Charles Street, Jasper, IN
Vincennes Office 611 Dubois Street, Vincennes, IN
Phone Numbers
Jasper Office 812-482-2280
Vincennes Office 812-882-8888