Finding an unusual or unexplainable growth in your mouth can be a little scary. Rather than worry, we invite you to get peace of mind through our oral pathology services. Our oral surgeons can perform examinations and biopsies in-house, identifying and diagnosing any unusual symptoms in the mouth and then recommending the best course of treatment.

What Our Oral Surgeons Look For

Our oral pathology services evaluate patients for simple lesions, infections, and oral cancer. Some of the most common signs and symptoms of oral cancer include:

  • Reddish or whitish patches inside the mouth
  • Sores that bleed easily or will not heal
  • Lumps or growths under the skin of your mouth
  • Chronic hoarseness or sore throat
  • Trouble chewing or swallowing

If you observe any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment for an oral cancer screening with Kansas City Dental Implants and Oral Surgery.

Why it Is Important to Have an Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screenings represent your most robust line of defense against dental issues, plus the single best way to detect oral diseases in time for early intervention. While you may be unable to avoid some diseases, early diagnosis and treatment can significantly increase the odds of a successful recovery. Additionally, oral cancer screenings sometimes allow us to diagnose and treat before you begin experiencing any symptoms of quality-of-life issues.

We recommend routine oral cancer screenings to limit your risk of disease and increase the chances that your oral surgeon will promptly identify and address any condition you have.

You’re in Good Hands with Us

Unusual growths in the mouth may cause concern and, in some cases, may be symptoms of oral cancer. Oral pathology and routine cancer screenings can limit your risk of disease. To schedule an oral pathology appointment, contact a Kansas City Dental Implants and Oral Surgery office.