Ramapo Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery is a full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery, dental implant surgery, and wisdom tooth removal. Our North Bergen oral surgeons are experts in oral pathology, helping thousands of patients diagnose oral cancer.
The inside of your mouth is normally lined with mucosa, a smooth type of skin. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. Many types of abnormal growth can occur, and while a vast majority of these oral lesions are benign, some are more serious and malignant. The North Bergen oral surgeons at Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can know for sure only by obtaining a specimen of the lesion through a biopsy.
Below we’ve outlined some signs that can suggest the beginning of a pathologic process or cancerous growth. This includes reddish or whitish patches in the mouth, a sore that fails to health properly and bleeds easily, a lump on the skin lining inside the mouth, chronic sore throat and hoarseness, and difficulty chewing or swallowing. Pain is often not associated with oral cancer, so our oral surgeons recommend that you perform self-examinations on a monthly basis. Don’t ignore suspicious lumps or sores, visit Ramapo Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery today!