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Pathological processes such as oral cancer should be identified and treated as early as possible for the best chance of success. Examination and biopsy are the keys to early detection.


Biopsy & 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, but there are also many less serious conditions that can be diagnosed with examination and biopsy, and pre-cancerous conditions can be treated and cured if detected early.

Pathology & Biopsies, Toronto & Richmond Hill Oral Surgeon

The following can be signs at the beginning of a pathologic process or cancerous growth:  

  • Red or white patches in the mouth.
  • A sore that fails to heal and bleeds easily.
  • A lump or thickening of tissue.
  • 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 usually does not occur with pathology. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores as early detection is key. Please contact us so we can help.


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