Oral Surgery for Royal Palm Beach, FL
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.
These changes can be detected on the lips, cheeks, palate, and 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 also be at risk for oral cancer.
We would recommend performing an oral cancer self-examination monthly and remember that your mouth is one of your body’s most important warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores. Please contact us so we may help.
Do you need maxillofacial or oral surgery for any reason in Royal Palm Beach, FL? Michael S. Harris, DMD, PA, can help. Dr. Harris can provide a full range of oral surgeries to help your jaw, mouth, and teeth stay healthy throughout your life. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you.
Our Oral Surgery Procedures
At Michael S. Harris, DMD, PA, we take pride in offering a wide range of oral surgeries. Some of the services we offer include:
- Bone grafting
- Dental implants
- Facial trauma treatments
- Oral pathology
- Pre-prosthetic surgery
- Wisdom teeth removal
Whether you have teeth that need to be removed, you’ve suffered a facial injury that’s damaged your mouth, or you need new bone grafted into your jaw, our professional staff can help you through the entire surgical process.
Dr. Harris has gone through four additional years of surgical and anesthesia training to provide the highest quality of care for our patients. We offer a great continuum of care from pre-surgery to post-surgery healing, and we only use state-of-the-art equipment in our office.
So give us a call today at 561-204-3242 if you need an experienced oral surgeon near Royal Palm Beach, FL.