Removal of Lesions in Gilbert Arizona
Removal of Lesions
Rather than a biopsy, sometimes abnormal tissue growths in the mouth needs to be removed. These lesions can include sores, cysts, or tumors. You might be more familiar with terms like canker sores, oral thrush, erythroplakia, and leukoplakia or other forms or oral cancer.
By removing lesions, you may prevent further growth or spreading, alleviate symptoms or discomfort, or discover a diagnosis.
When should I see my Oral Surgeon?
It’s important to consult with an oral surgeon if you have any concerns about a lesion in your mouth or surrounding areas. Your oral surgeon can help determine the best course of action for removing the lesion and provide any necessary follow-up care. Take special note of the following:
- A lesion that is painful, bleeding, or won’t heal on its own
- A lesion that is changing in shape, size, or color
- A lesion that is growing or spreading
- A lesion that is accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever or difficulty swallowing or speaking
Regular dental check-ups and oral cancer screenings are also important for early detection and prevention of lesions and other abnormalities in the mouth. These routine check-ups can help identify potential issues before they become more serious and improve outcomes for patients.