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Lowen Perio
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Oral Pathology


 
Mouth with tongue getting ready for an oral cancer screening at Lowen Perio In a healthy mouth, the inner lining is covered with mucosa, a type of skin that is smooth and pink. When changes to the appearance of the mucosa are noted, this could be a warning sign that something is going on with the health of your mouth, and the most serious concern is oral cancer. The following signs may indicate a cancerous growth or other pathological process:
•  White patches or leukoplakia
•  Red patches or erythroplakia
•  A thickening or lump
•  Chronic hoarseness or sore throat
•  Difficulty swallowing or chewing

These changes can be detected in the gum tissue, palate, cheeks, lips, face, tongue, or neck. Pain might occur, but isn't always present, especially with oral cancer. However, if you do notice any oral or facial pain without an obvious reason or cause, you should have an exam to check for oral cancer.

Oral Cancer Screenings



Periodic oral cancer screenings are essential for detecting a problem while it is still treatable. Most dentists will perform an exam of your mouth during a routine dental visit in order to screen for oral cancer, and factors that can increase your risk include:
•  Heavy alcohol consumption
•  Significant sun exposure, as this can increase your lip cancer risk
•  Tobacco use
•  Previous diagnosis of oral cancer

In addition to looking for changes in the color of the inside of your mouth, your dentist may also feel the tissues of the mouth to check for abnormalities or lumps. If you wear dentures that can be removed, your dentist will ask you to take them out to better inspect the tissue located underneath them.
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Contact Information:



9900 SW Greenburg Rd, Suite #230
Tigard, OR 97223-5473


503 620 1117
info@lowenperio.com

Hours:


Mon: 7am-4pm
Tue: 7am-4pm
Wed: By Appointment
Thu: 7am-4pm
Fri: 7am-1pm

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