A healthy mouth should be lined with smooth, pink tissue. Any new bump or change in color could indicate a problem. There are a few signs that you may notice while brushing and flossing your teeth which may need to be evaluated by a professional.
Areas that differ from the normal pink tissue in color (black, red, or white lesions)
Areas where the tissue seems thicker
Areas where the tissue appears raised or exhibits abnormal ridges
Any sore or ulcer that does not heal in a week
Areas that are painful
If you or your dental professional have an area of concern, give us a call. We will get you right away for an examination. After an examination, we can proceed with a biopsy if it is indicated. Often times, medical management is all that is needed. Our expertise in pathologic diagnosis comes from specialized training and years of experience.