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Oral pathology

Oral pathology is important because serious health issues could come into play even though there are no symptoms or pain. Sometimes the best indicator of a problem is a visual examination.

For example, the inside of a healthy mouth is lined with a skin called mucosa, which is coral pink in color and smooth in appearance. When a change occurs in your mouth, it can be indicate a serious problem. For instance, oral cancer is sometimes noted by one or more of the following symptoms…

  • Difficulty in chewing or swallowing
  • Chronic sore throat
  • Vocal strain or hoarseness
  • Bleeding or sores inside the mouth that won’t heal
  • Lumps or thickening of the skin inside the mouth
  • Red patches (erythroplasia) or white patches (leukoplakia) in the mouth

How can you tell if the symptoms are something minor or serious? The answer is oral pathology.

You need to find an oral surgeon who knows how to check important areas like the lips, cheeks, palate, gum tissue, tongue and even the face and neck. As with any type of illness, prevention and early detection are important in your overall wellness. Doing a self-exam is one of the best tools for staying healthy.

So if you experience any of the symptoms listed above, please contact us today. As one of the leading oral surgeons in Pottsville and the surrounding area, we hope that you will consider our oral pathology services for your continued good health.