Oral Pathology or Biopsy | Johnston RI

Self Exam Tips For Your Mouth

The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. 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 pathological process or cancerous growth:

  • Reddish patches (erythroplasia) or whitish patches (leukoplakia) in the mouth
  • A sore that fails to heal and bleeds easily
  • A lump or thickening on the skin lining the inside of the mouth
  • Chronic sore throat or hoarseness and/or 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 curiously, 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. 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 assist you with any questions or concerns: Oral Surgery Office of Dr. Steven Young in Johnston RI Phone Number 401-273-7802 or use our Appointment form below. We also invite you to read our oral pathology patient testimonials.

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For more information, or to make an appointment with Dr. Young, please use our Appointment form or call our office: Oral Surgery Office of Dr. Steven Young in Johnston RI Phone Number 401-273-7802.

Patient Reviews: Oral Pathology / Biopsy

Please read testimonials from our patients, below. If you wish to rate your experience with Steven H. Young, DDS, OMS, LLC, we invite you to fill out an online patient review. Call our office if you would like more information: Oral Surgery Office of Dr. Steven Young in Johnston RI Phone Number 401-273-7802.

Steven H. Young, DDS, OMS, LLC

5 out of 5 stars based on 1 Biopsy reviews.

Patient Review by Lisa P

Dr. Young is absolutely wonderful! He is extremely caring & in my opinion, he is the best. His staff is wonderful as well. I highly recommend him.

- Lisa P

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