Oral Cancer Screening Salem, OR
Oral Pathology Information from Dr. Swiderski
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
Had oral cancer over 18 years ago and for past 10 years my teeth have been falling apart 1 tooth at a time. Now I am onto needing bone grafts...oh joy! Thank you for making it as painless as you could. BTW...thanks again for the 2nd water bottle.
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- Alison W
Did a great job on removal of a bad tooth, plus set up bone grafting. Great, nice, newly remodeled clinic.
- Lyal S
An experience made pleasant by a truly professional doctor and staff! Would recommend highly to anyone!
- Jack J
My gums have never looked better
- Kim S
This is the only place to go for oral surgery in my opinion...highest quality work with an office that is efficiently run and friendly and caring.
- Teresa W
Very efficient, friendly, and professional.
- Kim R
All of the staff was professional and sympathetic as well as kind and helpful
- Julia S
Dr. Swiderski and his staff have assisted me through several procedures and really have set the bar professionally! How often does one have a procedure and then receive a phone call after hours to see how they are doing? Every time with Dr. Swiderski! 3 Molar removals and 2 implants later and I'm still impressed!
- Courtney H
The facility is very clean and appears to be run in an efficient manner.
- George G
phenomenal Doctor that Cares and a Staff that cares about You.
- David H
I was surprised at how easy Dr. Swiderski made the procedure feel. Bone grafts are not fun; but, I had support every step of the way to make it as easy as possible.
- Heather T
The entire dental implant experience from initial consultation to completion has been seamless and well-executed. The doctor and his entire staff have been exemplary.
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Dr. Swiderski and his staff are talented and professional
- Ross N
Coming from someone who has great dental anxiety I felt in professional and kind hands!
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