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Oral Pathology

Oral Pathology

Oral Pathology, or Oral Cancer is treated by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Detecting pathological changes in the facial area as in lips, cheeks, roof of the mouth, gum tissue, all surfaces of the tongue and the face and sometimes even neck will help diagnose oral cancer.

The follow are signs of oral cancer:

  • Red lesions (erythroplakia) or white lesions (leukoplakia) which are visibly evident in the mouth
  • A slow or unhealed sore that continues to bleed easily
  • A thickening lump in the soft lining of the mouth
  • Chronic (long-term) sore throat or hoarseness
  • Newly developed difficulty with chewing or swallowing

It is important to not ignore any of these signs or changes in these regions. You should also not ignore any lumps or legions even if there is not pain associated with them. They should be evaluated by a professional for the possibility of oral cancer.