The inside of the mouth is 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.
Signs of the beginning of pathological process or cancerous growth are:
Reddish patches (erythoplasia) 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
Difficulty in chewing or swallowing.
These changes can be detected on the
Gum Tissue around the teeth
Pain does not always occur with pathology
You should never ignore pain, sores or lumps. Dr. Barsamian is qualified to answer any questions or concerns you may have.