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.
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Have to admit, I was a bit nervous. I didn't want to be completely out for the procedure, so they suggested they use the "laughing gas" along with the numbing injections. Had one tooth pulled and two implants inserted into my jaw. I was aware of everything that was done, but felt no pain whatsoever. Dr. Swiderski and his staff were wonderful.
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