Oral Pathology

Oral Cancer Mansfield TX

The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer. The following can be signs at the beginning of a pathological 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 and/or difficulty in chewing or swallowing

These changes can be detected on the lips, cheeks, palate, and gum tissue around the teeth, tongue, face, and/or neck. Pain does not always occur with pathology, and curiously, is not often associated with oral cancer. However, any patient with facial and/or oral pain without an obvious cause or reason may also be at risk for oral cancer.

We would recommend performing an oral cancer self-examination monthly. Remember that your mouth is one of your body’s most important warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores. Please contact us so we can assist you with any questions or concerns: Mansfield Office Phone Number 817-477-0922.

For more information about impacted teeth, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sheppard, please use our Contact Us form or call our office: Mansfield Office Phone Number 817-477-0922. You can also read patient testimonials below and patient reviews on our Google listing.

Patient Reviews: Oral Pathology

This portion is in progress. Please visit the Patient Review Form page to leave a review about your oral cancer screening experiences with Center for Oral & Dental Implant Surgery and oral surgeon Dr. Sheppard. Call our office if you would like more information: Mansfield Office Phone Number 817-477-0922.


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