Oral Pathology

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 pathologic 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. 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 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 may help.

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Dr. Horne removed a benign wart from my tongue...He was relaxed with a good bedside manner. It only took a couple of minutes. I Didn't feel any pain at all during oral surgery under local anesthesia. I healed very quickly & I was able to see him for Post Op in less than a week for results & checkup. I highly recommend Dr. Horne as he is very comfortable answering any questions & fears one might have concerning oral cancer. An overall pleasurable experience!

- Rose M

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Dr. Twersky, his surgical assistant and the entire staff were very professional, accommodative and supportive through my entire biopsy procedure. Dr. Twersky and the entire OSA staff deserve more than a 5 Star rating!

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