Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experts in diagnosing and treating diseases of the mouth. Any change in the color or texture of the pink mucosa lining the inside of the mouth could indicate the beginning of a pathologic or pre-cancerous process. Many pathologic conditions are not accompanied by pain. If you notice any unusual changes in the lips, cheeks, roof of the mouth, or gum tissue, you should promptly seek an evaluation.
- Red or white patches
- A sore that fails to heal
- Recurrent bleeding
- A lump or thickening of the skin lining the inside of the mouth
- Pain or swelling
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
Your mouth is one of your body’s most important early warning systems. If you discover one of the changes listed above, or experience anything else that makes you concerned for your well-being, call our office for an appointment. If the doctor feels that something looks suspicious, a simple biopsy may be all that is needed to rule out the need for any surgical treatment.
Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to detect, diagnose, and treat potential diseases of the mouth to protect your well-being. If you have concerns or would like to set up a consultation, call Berks Oral Surgery today at 610-374-4093.