Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experts in diagnosing and treating diseases in the mouth, head, and neck. Unusual changes of your skin, lips, cheeks, or roof of your mouth, including a change in color or texture, could be an indication of a pathologic or pre-cancerous condition. Even if these changes are not accompanied by pain, it’s recommended you seek the advice of a specialist in oral pathology. Our Gilbert, Phoenix, Mesa, and Casa Grande area oral surgeon, Dr. Wilson, has the background and training required to offer this type of service.
Dr. Wilson’s team has onsite access to a CT scanner (3D imaging) and other state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. This eliminates the hassel of more appointments with other providers and of coordinating additional layers of care. All of your mouth, head, and neck care can be managed at one location.
First and foremost, it’s important you know the signs that may indicate trouble or a pre- cancerous condition. Changes that warrant an evaluation include:
- Red, grey, or white patches in the mouth or skin
- One or many sores that won’t heal
- Intermittent bleeding
- Lumps or thickening of the skin lining the inside of the mouth or in the skin of your head and neck
- Trouble chewing or swallowing
- Pain or swelling that doesn’t go away
Your mouth, face, and neck are valuable warning systems and key players in the oral-systemic connection. Never ignore a situation where you notice abnormal changes like the ones mentioned above. If you discover any warning signs, call our office for an appointment right away. Not only can Dr. Wilson evaluate your mouth but also your entire head and neck region. Dr. Wilson’s unique and expert understanding of the head and neck region ensures that your examination will be thorough and precise. And any concerning findings will be managed by Dr. Wilson and his expert team.
Dr. Wilson is a highly qualified oral and facial surgeon who offers services in oral pathology to Casa Grande, Mesa, Phoenix, Gilbert, and surrounding communities.