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 pathologic process or cancerous growth:
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 and 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 may help.
Drs. Stuart M. Fredd, DDS, Roger P. Spampata, DMD, Richard P. Deasy, DMD & Christopher S Perrie DDS MD
provide Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery services, including
Dental Implants, Bone Grafting, Wisdom Teeth, Jaw Surgery, Oral Pathology, TMJ Disorders, and Impacted Canines
For The Following Pennsylvania Communities:
Lansdale: Telford • Hatfield • Colmar • Montgomeryville • North Wales
Harleysville: Skippack • Telford • Collegeville • Green Lane • Souderton
Horsham: Willow Grove • Dresher • Maple Glen • Montgomeryville • Warminster
Erdenheim: Wyndmoor • Wyncote • Flourtown • Chestnut Hill • Fort Washington
Address: 2100 North Broad Street, Suite 106 • Lansdale, PA 19446 • Phone: 215-368-8104
Address: 619 Horsham Road • Horsham, PA 19044 • Phone: 215-674-4400
Address: Salford Square 672-A Main Street • Harleysville, PA 19438 • Phone: 215-256-0405
Address: 813 Bethlehem Pike First Floor • Erdenheim, PA 19038 • Phone: 215-233-2590
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