Oral Pathology

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 pathological 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 and/or 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. 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 can assist you with any questions or concerns.

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Patient Reviews: Oral Cancer Screening

This reviews section is in progress. Please visit the Patient Review form to leave a review about your oral cancer pathology experience with Milford & Derby Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Call our office if you would like more information: Milford at Milford Office Phone Number 203-874-1664 or Derby at Derby Office Phone Number 203-734-2523.

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Milford & Derby Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

5 out of 5 stars based on 7 Oral Pathology reviews

Patient Review by Lori H

Dr Ciuci and his staff were excellent. I highly recommend.

- Lori H

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Patient Review by Janet P

Doctor and nurses treated me with kid gloves! I am a big baby and they did all they could to treat me with kindness and care. I highly recommend their team!

- Janet P

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Patient Review by Veronica (Ronnie) P

I have had three out of my four daughters wisdom teeth pulled by Dr. Ciucci, and they had no problems at all; Dr. Ciucci and his staff are excellent, they made the girls feel at ease and their recovery was minimal with following the instructions given after surgery. I see how great Lisa Molyneux is with all the patients and their parents and sets them at ease. We have one more daughter that may need her wisdom teeth pulled and I know she would be in good hands with Dr. Ciucci and his team. I myself have been a patient to Dr. Ciucci and he gets those teeth out in no time with great results. The office operates with the upmost professionalism and I would recommend if anyone has to have teeth pulled, this is the place to go; just remember take care of your teeth while you have them.

- Veronica (Ronnie) P

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Patient Review by belinda k

I will defenitley come back

- belinda k

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Patient Review by Marnie L

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Ciuci and his office staff in both the Milford and Derby locations. The entire experience has been handled with my understanding of each step in the process as well as complete comfort. Dr. Ciuci and ALL of his office staff are professional, compassionate, and kind. My experience has been smooth and mostly pain free.

- Marnie L

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Patient Review by Bill B

Tooth extration done with no pain or complications. Doctor and staff were the best.

- Bill B

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Patient Review by Bret H.

Great Practice!

- Bret H.

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