Oral Pathology, Paramus, NJ
A unique kind of silky, coral-pink skin called mucosa often lines the interior of the mouth. Any change in this look can be a clue that something unhealthy is happening. Oral cancer is the most dangerous of them.
The following may be indicators of a diseased condition or malignant development in its early stages:
- 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 and/or difficulty in chewing or swallowing
The lips, cheeks, palate, and gum tissue around the teeth, tongue, face, and/or neck might all exhibit these changes. Curiously, pain does not usually accompany disease and is seldom linked to oral cancer. Mouth cancer risk applies to every patient who has face or mouth discomfort without a clear cause or justification.
We advise doing a monthly oral cancer self-examination. Keep in mind that one of your body’s most vital warning systems is your mouth. Never disregard suspicious lumps or sores. If you have any queries or issues, kindly get in touch with us so that we can help.