Oral Pathology

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. 

Houston Oral Surgery and Implant Center

5 out of 5 stars based on 3 Oral Pathology reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

very good

- Jadelene v

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Oral Pathology
Was This Your First Visit?
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Yes
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great
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very nice and helpful
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good

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Felt on ease even when they had to deal with me being all light headed and speaking nonsense, they had tolerance.

- Michael S

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Oral Pathology
Was This Your First Visit?
Yes
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
Rating: 5
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Rating: 5
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

The experience in the office was great the staff were so nice on the phone and also in the office. So helpful with my son during his process. great office

- Petra A

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Oral Pathology
Was This Your First Visit?
Yes
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
Rating: 5
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Rating: 5
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5