The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of tissue called mucosa that is smooth and pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign of a serious oral health condition. The following can be signs of a serious oral health condition:
|•||Bumps or lumps that did not exist before.
|•||White or red patches.
|•||Sores that do not go away after a week or so.
|•||Sores that bleed.
|•||Consistent problems with your throat, including pain and/or hoarseness.
|•||Difficulty with your jaw, including problems chewing and swallowing.|
These changes can be detected on the lips, cheeks, palate, and gum tissue, tongue, face, and/or neck. Any signs mentioned above that are found in your mouth should be brought to the attention of your dentist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. If appropriate, biopsy (tissue sample) may be performed to help diagnose your condition and plan any treatment you might need. This allows for early diagnosis of any concerns that are developing in your mouth. The doctors of Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants are highly experienced to evaluate and treat these lesions within your mouth and jaw.