At Southern Dental Implants & Oral Surgery, our doctors provide clarity and peace of mind if you find an unusual or unidentifiable growth in your mouth. We can help you determine the cause of any unexplained oral health symptoms through oral pathology and biopsy services, recommending prompt intervention when needed. We also provide full oral cancer screenings, alerting you to the first signs of potential malignancy.

What We Look For

When performing oral pathology screenings, we check for aberrant changes in the mouth, including lesions or growths along the gums or the tongue. We search for both malignant and benign lesions. The latter may be treated right here at our practice, where our experienced surgeons can carefully remove the lesion with appropriate post-surgical monitoring protocols.

If the biopsy reveals malignancy, we can refer you to a head and neck oncologist in the area, allowing you to get the intervention you need as promptly as possible.

Why it is Important to Have an Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screenings aim to detect the earliest signs of malignancy, including growths or lesions that may soon become cancerous. Finding these signs early allows us to remove them more easily, potentially addressing them before cancer can spread. Early detection is key to preventing cancer’s spread throughout the body and may also increase the chances of a safe and successful oncological treatment.

You’re in Good Hands with Us

Finding an unusual growth in your mouth may make you feel alarmed, but there is no need for panic. Seek the clarity you need through an oral pathology appointment. To schedule a screening with Southern Dental Implants & Oral Surgery, contact us at (828) 358-1583.