Oral Pathology

The oral mucosa is the mucous membrane or ‘skin’ lining the inside of the mouth including the cheeks and lips. Oral mucosal diseases can cause painful mouth conditions and may have an autoimmune link. This is when the body’s immune system begins to attack its own healthy cells. Certain diseases and medications may also cause oral pathology.

Oral Pathology Fort Worth & Arlington

These changes can affect the lips, cheeks, palate, and gum tissues and are not necessarily accompanied by pain. Such patients may also be at risk of oral cancer.

Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world and early detection is possible by looking out for a common precancerous lesion that is a white patch. Other signs include reddish patches, sores that do not heal easily, a lump in the mouth and difficulty chewing, chronic sore throat, and difficulty swallowing.

We highly recommend that you perform a self-examination for the above symptoms and discuss it with your doctor.

Give us a call today at 817-927-1818 or fill out the form below to schedule an appointment. You’ll be happy you chose Facial & Cosmetic Surgery Fort Worth for your oral care needs.