Dr. Scott Clayhold Specializing in Oral Surgery and Implants
Dr. Scott Clayhold Specializing in Oral Surgery and Implants
Dr. Scott Clayhold Specializing in Oral Surgery & Dental Implants
                  Dr. Scott Clayhold           Specializing in Oral Surgery & Dental Implants

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, 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 you.

 

 

Make an Appointment

Phone

425.369.1533

 

E-mail

info@jawmouthface.com

 

Address

Dr. Scott Clayhold

22605 SE 56th St, Suite 110

Issaquah, WA 98029

 

Feel free to use our contact form.

 

Office Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 7am-4pm

Wednesday: 7am-4pm

Thursday: 7am-4pm

Friday: 7am-2pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

 

Outside our regular business hours, please note our emergency care information.

 

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