Behind the basic and complex treatments that you take for granted every time you plonk yourself into the dentist’s chair, behind the scenes is a whole world of dentistry going on and the immense work that goes on in labs, is fed into dental surgeries everywhere and the information gathered goes into making your visits in Leeds easy and comfortable. One such field of dentistry is oral pathology that deals with diseases in the mouth that can affect your health- and it’s a very broad field, because every millimetre of the mouth is taken into account in order that problems can be diagnosed and then treated accordingly. The subject matter in the list of areas studied numbers well over a hundred and then, there are the combinations of each of these as well. It also relates to diseases around the body as well and how this can impact on your oral health. This changes yet again when taking into account people who have severe medical problems already. Essentially, to make a correct diagnosis when disease is present in the mouth and how the problem is treated and medicated may work for one person, but may render another paralysed- it’s a very thin line. But by the good work that pathologist’s are doing in this field, it narrows down the chances of things going wrong during treatments……….hopefully!