Oral Pathology: Growths and Tumors Concord NH
Oral Cancer Screenings
You may be asked to see Dr. Levy by your family dentist, doctor or “PCP” because there’s an abnormal color or bump in your mouth. This would scare anyone, since cancer is the first thing which pops into your mind. Dr. Levy trained extensively to evaluate unusual growths and to treat them if needed.
The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin ( called “mucosa” ) which is normally smooth and coral pink in color. Any change could be a warning sign of pathology. The most serious of changes is oral cancer. Fortunately, most oral growths are not cancer.
Changes can sometimes be found on the lips, cheeks, palate, gum tissue around the teeth, tongue, face, and/or neck. The growth or lesion may not cause discomfort. However, any patient with facial or oral pain without an obvious cause or reason may also be at risk for oral cancer.
Dr. Levy would recommend that you perform periodic home self-examinations of your mouth, ESPECIALLY IF YOU SMOKE. Remember that your mouth is one of your body’s most sensitive early-warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores. Please contact your dentist, medical “PCP” or us so that we may help you.
If Dr. Levy needs to remove or biopsy a growth, it is sent to a very well-qualified Pathologist or to a sub-specialty
Oral Pathologist for microscopic analysis.
If you feel that you, or someone you know, have any of the symptoms that have been discussed, please do not hesitate to contact our office at: Central New Hampshire Oral Surgery Phone Number 603-228-9050 so that we may be of assistance to you.