Oral/Maxillofacial Pathology Treatment
Stay One Step Ahead Of Cancer
The soft tissue of the mouth is normally lined with mucosa, which is special type of skin that should appear smooth in texture and pink in color. Any alteration of the color or texture of the mucosa may signal the beginning of a pathologic process, the most serious of these being oral cancer. We routinely conduct painless and timely exams to make sure everything is healthy, but if we see any red flags, quick action is often be the best course.
The following are potential signs of the onset 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
Cysts and tumors aren’t even words you want to hear yourself say, but if you have one of these things in your mouth, there are a few treatment options.
For less serious conditions, everything from antibiotics to oral surgery could be a possibility. Whatever the situation, we do our best to educate you on your treatment options and provide the most effective treatment available.