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Oral Pathology Barrie, ON


Oral Cancer Screening


Since there is no national screening program for oral cancer, regular dental exams offer the best chance for detecting a malignant or pre-malignant lesion inside the oral cavity. During regular exams, if the dentist finds something suspicious, the doctors at Huronia Oral Surgery Group are qualified to evaluate, diagnose and treat various oral cavity pathologic conditions.

Diagnosis may demonstrate that the lesion is benign using a biopsy, typically performed on an out patient basis under local anesthesia. A representative sample of tissue is obtained through the biopsy and sent to a pathologist for a microscopic evaluation. Dependinging on the results of the biopsy, further treatment may or may not be recommend by the surgeon.

Oral Lesions


Inside the mouth is a special type of skin called mucosa. It is smooth to touch and coral pink in color. One warning sign for a pathological process is an alteration with the mucosa. Warning signs indicating there may be a problem include:
•  Red colored patches (erythroplasia) or white colored patches (leukoplakia) in the mouth
•  A sore failing to heal and bleeding easily
•  A lump or skin lining thickening inside the mouth
•  Chronic hoarseness or sore throat
•  Difficulty in chewing or swallowing

Any of these changes may be detected on the lips, cheeks, palate, gum tissue around the teeth, tongue, face and/or neck. Pain is not always present with a change, nor is it associated with oral cancer, however pain is a strong reason to be seen. Additionally, monthly self-evaluations for abnormalities in your mouth is recommended.

Barrie


128 Wellington Street West
Barrie, Ontario L4N 8J6

Contact


Office: 705-302-0357
Email: Send us an Email

Office hours


Mon-Thurs 8:00am to 4:30pm
Fri 8:00am to 1:00pm


North Bay


700 Cassells Street
North Bay, ON P1B 4A4, Canada

Contact


Office: 705-707-2501
Email: Send us an Email

Office hours


Mon-Thurs 8:00am to 4:30pm
Fri 8:00am to 1:00pm



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