Oral Pathology

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Oral Screenings & Pathology

Oral Cancer Screening

The lining of the mouth, when healthy, is typically smooth and pink. When the color, texture, or appearance of the lining of the mouth changes, you should see a medical professional, as this may be a sign of an oral disease or condition. In some cases, changes in the texture of the oral lining or the formation of oral bumps or lesions may be the early signs of oral cancer. Any unexplained changes to the skin or soft tissues of the mouth, lips, gums, palate, teeth, tongue or the cheeks should be examined by a medical professional. Dr. Pashapour offers routine oral screenings and oral pathology in Washington, DC to ensure the health of your smile.

What Are Oral Screenings?

Oral screenings ensure that the internal structures of the mouth are healthy and do not show any beginning signs of an oral disease or oral cancer. If an abnormal growth or texture is detected, this may be an early warning sign of the development of oral cancer. The earlier that oral cancer is detected, the better the chance that a treatment regimen will be more effective. With an early detection of oral cancer, there is more time to plan a successful treatment and to effectively remove the cancerous growths. Oral pathology can also be used to determine if you are brushing and flossing your teeth properly and can detect the earliest signs of gum disease. Dr. Pashapour can refer you to a top specialist if he feels your case may benefit from an oral cancer expert.

 
ORAL SCREENINGS CAN DETECT
ORAL CANCER
JAWBONE LOSS
CAVITIES
JAW MISALIGNMENT
GUM RECESSION
GINGIVITIS
MUCOCELES
TOOTH DECAY
IMPACTED WISDOM TEETH

 

What Are The Symptoms Of Oral Cancer?

The symptoms of oral cancer vary from patient to patient, but it is important to understand some of the earliest symptoms of oral cancer in order to know when to seek medical attention. Some of the most common symptoms of oral cancer include sores, lumps, red or white lesions, a sensation of a lump stuck in your throat, numbness of the mouth, oral pain, and trouble moving your jaw or tongue. Additional symptoms include the loss of teeth with no apparent cause, chronic sore throat or hoarseness, pain in the ears, and oral swelling. If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact our office immediately for an oral screening.

SYMPTOMS OF ORAL CANCER
SORES
LUMPS
RED OR WHITE LESIONS
A FEELING OF SOMETHING STUCK IN YOUR THROAT
ORAL NUMBNESS
ORAL PAIN
DIFFICULTY MOVING THE JAW OR TONGUE
TOOTH LOSS WITH NO APPARENT CAUSE
CHRONIC SORE THROAT OR HOARSENESS
PAIN IN THE EARS
ORAL SWELLING

 

What Should I Do If I Notice Bumps Or Sores In My Mouth?

If you notice oral bumps, lumps, or lesions developing in your mouth, you should immediately contact our office and schedule an appointment for an oral screening. Fortunately, in the majority of cases, the growth of oral bumps is often attributed to a benign condition, such as mucoceles. Nonetheless, it is vital that you immediately contact our oral surgeon Dr. Pashapour if you notice an abnormal growth developing in your mouth. Dr. Pashapour may be able to treat this lump non-surgically, but, in some cases, a removal of the growth may be necessary. During this process, Dr. Pashapour will send a biopsy of the growth out for additional testing.

 

What Are Oral Biopsies?

A biopsy is a sample of tissue removed from the body and examined in a laboratory in order to determine if there are any signs of disease. If you are suffering from an oral growth, a biopsy may be taken and sent to a lab for additional testing. The results of this test will allow Dr. Pashapour to understand if the growth is malignant (cancerous) or benign (noncancerous). Following the results of an oral biopsy, Dr. Pashapour will be able to better understand the specific details of your case and create an effective treatment.

How Can I Get Started With Oral Screenings?

Dr. Pashapour and his staff at Pashapour Oral + Facial Surgery would be happy to discuss the details of oral screenings with you. To schedule an appointment in Washington, DC or Arlington with oral surgeon Dr. Ali Pashapour, please call our office at 703-566-1990 or request an appointment online.

Oral Cancer: An Overview

Causes of Oral Cancer

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Educational Background

Georgetown University The University of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine Drexel University College Of Medicine University Of Medicine & Dentistry Of New Jersey

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