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Biopsy

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 pathologic process or cancerous growth:

Reddish patches (erythroplasia) 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
  • Chronic sore throat or hoarseness
  • Difficulty in chewing or swallowing

Oral cancer screenings are part of your regular exam. Dr. Mangelson would suggest a biopsy for any suspicious lesions.

Changes may be noted on the lips, cheeks, palate, gum 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 be at risk for oral cancer.

Dr. Mangelson recommends performing an oral cancer self-examination monthly. It is essential to note that your mouth is one of your body's most important warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores. If you have a concern or see something that you think is abnormal or different for your mouth please contact our office and Dr. Mangelson will evaluate the area of concern.

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After many years of excellent care provided by Dr. Mark Mangelson, his dental hygienists and his entire staff, I still leave the Salt Lake City periodontal office happy and smiling.

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Merlin Taylor

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What a terrific find. A referral from another dentist was good fortune for me. Highly recommend Dr. Mangelson and his team!

Jillian Seymour

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posted 3 weeks ago

The first day I met Dr Mangelson add his staff I felt completely at ease. They were quick to get me in and complete the work I needed done. I would...

Samantha Torred

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Had a bad experience before I seen dr.Mandelson, He made it such an easy fast relaxing appointment. I would refer to friends and family! All the...

Patty Caret

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

When I moved here from Maine my mouth was in need of some major work. Dr. Mangelson came highly recommended by a friend who had had work done. He and...

Suzanne Valverde Gillane

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

Dr Mangelson and staff are the best. When they are running late, they've called to inform me, and were able to adjust to fit me in. I feel at ease...

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