Oral Cancer Screening Salem, OR

Oral Pathology Information from Dr. Swiderski

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The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin called mucosa that is smooth and coral pink in color for some and naturally pigmented for others. 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:

  • Red of white patches in the mouth that don’t heal after two weeks.
  • A sore that fails to heal after two weeks and bleeds easily.
  • A lump or thickening on the skin lining the inside of the mouth.
  • Chronic sore throat or hoarseness.
  • 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 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 can help you.

Mid-Valley Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery

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When you have dental pain, you do not want to wait for a solution. I was fortunate to hear about Dr. Swiderski and was lead to his office to heal my pain. I am very thankful we have dental surgeons like him who are very experienced and knowledgeable in modern and up-to-date dentistry. Thank you Dr. Swiderski and staff.

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Virtually no discomfort c/ initial tooth extraction and bone graft. Local anesthetic only.

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I have always had a fear of dentists so you cam imagine my anxiety when I learned I had to have wisdom teeth removed. The staff and Dr did an amazing job of making me feel at ease and comfortable. I had a great experience from the time I walked in for the initial consult to the time I walked out the door after having my teeth extracted. I will not hesitate to come back!

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