Lancaster, PA Location: 190 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603 • Phone: 717-394-3033 • Fax: 717-394-5378
Serving Millersville, Mount Joy, Manheim, East Petersburg
The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin "mucosa" that is smooth and 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:
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.