An Oral Pathology Exam Identifies Areas of Concern
Oral cancer will affect more than 50,000 people this year alone. It can develop anywhere in the mouth, and is often first identified during an oral pathology exam. The importance of receiving an oral pathology exam at least once a year (more frequently if certain risk factors are present) cannot be overstated. An oral pathology exam identifies areas of concern and changes in tissue, which are further investigated by our team of oral surgeons. Not all changes in tissue indicate oral cancer. However, any and all changes in tissue appearance or texture should be evaluated promptly through an oral pathology exam. We recommend that all patients perform a self oral pathology exam at least once a month, and contact our team immediately if any abnormalities are present.