Oral pathology or oral cancer can be diagnosed and treated by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Peak is trained to detect and evaluate pathologic changes in the lips, the lining of the cheeks, the roof of the mouth, the gum tissue, all surfaces of the tongue, the face, and even the neck. Pathologic changes may or may not result in pain, and patients are urged not to ignore any lesions, lumps, or bumps that may occur without pain. It is important to note that the risk for oral cancer is not associated with the presence or absence of pain.