Oral Pathology

The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral 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:

  • Reddish patches (erythroplasia) or whitish patches (leukoplakia) in the mouth
  • A sore that fails to heal and bleeds easily
  • A lump or thickening on the skin lining the inside of the mouth
  • Chronic sore throat or hoarseness
  • Difficulty in chewing or swallowing

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.

We would recommend performing an oral cancer self-examination monthly and remember that your mouth is one of your body’s most important warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores. Please contact us so we may help.

Orofacial & Dental Implant Surgery

5 out of 5 stars based on 7 Oral Pathology reviews.

Patient Review by maritza P for Dr. Alicea in South Orlando


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Patient Review by Tracy R for Dr. Shaikh in South Orlando


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Patient Review by Carlos C for Dr. Antonos in East Orlando

Good service

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Patient Review by Joanne H

My orthodontist referred me to this practice and I'm so glad he did. Don't hesitate to make an appointment here.

- Joanne H

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Patient Review by Lonza M

Friendly, fast and good service.

- Lonza M

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Patient Review by Robert H

From the first person I contacted over the phone, to the the end with Sofia, the entire office was nice to be in, and staff are very friendly and helpful.

- Robert H

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Patient Review by Kaleo P

I appreciated the professionalism of the staff and Doctor, especially Sharika. Great personality and went above and beyond to help us.

- Kaleo P

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