Oral Pathology Franklin Lakes NJ
Oral Cancer Screening Tips
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 pathological 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 and/or 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. 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 can assist you with any questions or concerns.
Learn More About Oral Pathology
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Costello, call our Maywood Office at Maywood Phone Number 201-712-5556, or our Franklin Lakes Office at Franklin Lakes Phone Number 201-848-5015.
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Please read testimonials from our patients, below. If you wish to rate your experience with Costello Oral Surgery Associates, we invite you to fill out a Patient Review questionnaire to tell us about your oral surgery experience with Costello Oral Surgery Associates. Call our office if you would like more information: Maywood Phone Number 201-712-5556.
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Our Latest Patient Testimonial
I was very nervous about my appointment and everyone in the office from Dr. Costello, his assistance and overall staff where wonderful!
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