Oral Pathology

What is Oral Pathology?

Oral pathology is defined as any abnormal conditions that involve the oral cavity. Ulcers, growth, abnormal sensations of the mouth and cancer are all part of oral pathology.


Indications of the possible beginning of a pathology or cancer include reddish or whitish patches in the mouth, a sore that fails to heal or bleeds easily, or lump or thickening on the skin lining the inside of the mouth, chronic sore throat or hoarseness and difficulty chewing or swallowing. Any facial or oral pain without an obvious cause should be investigated. Do not ignore any suspicious lumps or sores.

There are many reasons why ulcers form in the mouth. It could be a result of trauma, low blood count, allergy, autoimmune problems (your own immune system affecting the oral lining) to name a few. Oral cancer is but one of the possible reasons. A consult with your dentist is advised to investigate the nature of your ulcers.