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.

Oral Surgery Associates, LLC

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My 7 y/o daughter had a frenectomy with Dr Horne and while this was scary for her, Dr Horne and his wonderful assistant were great with her. All the staff was wonderful and the follow up call later that day to check on my child was very much appreciated. Thank you all!

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I'm very happy with Oral Surgery Associates and Dr. Horne. His assistant was great as well. Reception area is a little "cold" with the sliding partition protecting the office staff - that's the only thing odd about the office.

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Easy facility, great follow up. Would recommend

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I have seen Dr Tweedy through the years for wisdom teeth removal on my children. I needed to see him for my own issues over the last few months and he has been wonderful. He always explains everything and patiently answers all my questions. He is also skillful in all he does.

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Overall very nice and professional. Talked me through the procedure and didn't rush me out so I could ask questions.

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Dr. Horn was very nice and the nurse who worked with him was terrific.

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All of my expectations were met and concerns were resolved. Painless surgery!

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