The oral cavity contains a number of specialized anatomical processes and is lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and pink in color. Any changes in normal oral cavity appearance can indicate a possible pathologic process.

Signs of pathology:

  • Red or white patches in the mouth

  • Improper healing

  • Bleeding easily

  • Difficulty chewing

  • Difficulty swallowing

  • Changes in sensations

Pathology can be found anywhere in the oral cavity including the cheeks, lips, palate, tongue, and gum tissue. It is important to regularly screen for oral and facial pathology especially if you suspect any changes. Do not ignore anything that may be suspicious. Contact Alpine Surgical Arts for an evaluation.

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