Diagnosis and Management of Oral Lesions Including Early Detection of Oral Cancer
This includes the identification and management of —
Oral mucosal conditions, including malignant and pre-malignant oral disease. Treatment of pre-cancerous lesions will generally involve addressing the risk factors for oral cancer and monitoring the area. Sometimes removal of the lesion may be suggested. Early oral cancers usually present as a white patch, a red patch, an ulcer, a lump or a raised area. It is therefore important to have any new or changing lesions in your mouth checked by a specialist in Oral Medicine.
Ulcers and blisters e.g. recurrent aphthous ulceration, pemphigus or pemphigoid, may require investigations such as blood tests or biopsies for diagnosis in addition to disease specific treatment and frequent monitoring.
Oral manifestations of systemic disease e.g. Lichen planus, lupus erythematosus, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease.