Oral Pathology Bellevue WA

Oral Surgeon Renton WA

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 following can be signs at the beginning of a pathological process or abnormal growth:

  • Reddish patches (erythroplakia) 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

These changes can be detected on the lips, cheeks, palate, gum tissue around the teeth, tongue, face, and/or neck. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores. Please contact us so we can assist you with any questions or concerns.