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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Dr. A was great but the star of the office was Brenda. I had oral surgery and from first contact she was friendly, smiling, caring and put me at ease. During the procedure she was very kind and comforting, making sure I was doing fine. Her "chair-side" manner is outstanding! My only suggestion is I think is time to renovate the waiting room. Fresh paint and new wallcovering would do wonders!

- Phillip P

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Yes I would. Great team and dr

- Karen L

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When I was recommended to OSA to get my oral pathology done I was greeted with professionalism and courtesy. They explained the whole process and expenses and helped me out with figuring out the logistics. I had my pathology done yesterday. I was nervous, but since they explained that Dr Horne did it almost a thousand times with a 100% success rate I felt relieved. Dr Horne was very firm with his approach which helped me because I have a fear of injections. The whole experience was nothing to be afraid of. I went under and when woke up all was done. Now I have a few stitches and a sore palate, but at least it's done, which also gave me some relief. I am glad my dentist recommended this office and this particular physician.

- Tomasz M

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Appreciate the emergency care given. Staff and doctors were superb.

- Margaret P

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Dr. A is kind, reassuring, and ultra professional. His assistant was supportive and calming

- Constance O

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Very happy, was well taken care of and everything worked out perfectly!

- Dawn A

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- Nicholas M

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It was a great visit everyone at the office was very nice. The day of my procedure I was nervous but the nurse helping me was wonderful and the Dr. was great! Thank you!

- Toni Ann O

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Very professional. Excellent follow up.

- Mary M

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excellant

- Mary L

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Although any oral procedure is scary the staff and Dr Horn made my surgery painless and comforting.

- Tony R

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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!

- Jessica C

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very good

- Binh d

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- Diane W

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Great facility

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- Richard M

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Everyone is very nice and helpful particularly because I had insurance issues

- Theodore L

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excellent, comfortable, professional service from all!

- Julie L

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Very satisfied with Doctor and Staff will definitely use again if needed.

- Lucy R

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Great experience overall

- Jane P

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