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Oral Pathology Lynn F Ascher DMD in Salisbury, MD


 
For professional oral pathology and cancer care, you can turn to Dr. Lynn Ascher, a premier oral surgeon in Salisbury, Maryland. Our expert care will help you heal as quickly as possible.
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. The following can be signs at the beginning of a pathological process or cancerous growth:
 
  • Reddish Patches (erythroplakia) or whiteish patches (leukoplakia) in the mouth
  • A sore that fails to heal and bleeds easily
  • A lump or a thickening on the skin lining in the inside of the mouth
 
  • Chronic sore throat or hoarseness
  • Difficulty in chewing or swallowing
 
 
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These changes can be detected on the lips, cheeks, palate, some tissue around the teeth, tongue, face and or neck. Pain does not always occur with pathology, and curiously, is not often associated with oral cancer. However, any patient with facial and or oral pain without an obvious cause or reason may also be at risk for oral cancer.
We would recommend performing an oral cancer self exam monthly and remember your mouth is one of your bodies most important warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores. Please contact so we can help.
Our oral pathology practice includes screening for oral cancer and, if necessary, biopsies. Samples are sent to a lab to confirm results. Once the results have come back, we will consult with the patient and discuss the treatment options available. Finally, follow-up appointments are scheduled to discuss options. Our professional staff will refer the patient to the appropriate center for definitive care.