Oral Pathology - Leading Edge Oral Surgery

Why Is an Oral Pathology Exam Needed?

  • Red or white lesions or patches
  • Raised or thickened areas of tissue
  • Presence of nodules or lumps
  • Sores that bleed easily or fail to heal
  • Persistent sore throat or hoarseness
  • Chewing or swallowing difficulties
  • Changes in tissue texture or appearance
  • Male gender
  • 55 and older
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol use
  • UV exposure
  • Genetics
  • Lichen planus
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)