Dr. John Brunetti and Associates
Vernon Hills, IL
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:
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 Dr Brunetti in the Vernon Hills IL oral surgery office so we may help.
Dr Brunetti and Dr Grousd
Deerpath Professional Building
1 East Phillip Road, Suite 101
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Phone: (847) 367-4190 — Fax: (847) 367-5010
Dr. Brunetti and Dr. Grousd are serving the communites of Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Mundelein, Lake Forest, Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Grayslake, Round Lake Beach, Gurnee, and Waukegan.
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