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. 

Oral Surgery Associates of Milwaukee, S.C.

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Dr. Kortebein was outstanding. He explained everything thoroughly & was very empathic. I highly recommend him to anyone needing anything oral surgery related.

- Barbara B

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Great office staff and Doctor. Dr. Wagner was very professional and friendly. Explained procedure and follow up care. I felt very relaxed and confident with the care I received.

- Richard B

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Awesome service

- Jonas C

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Referred by Cudahy Dental

- James M

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Awesome experience, all staff are great as well as Dr. Kimmel Felt very comfortable and we'll taken care of

- Scott L

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Dr Wagner was friendly and skilled.

- Anonymous

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Really great doctor and staff. Friendly and kind and did a great job. Thank you!

- Erik M

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Dr. KIMMEL and his staff exceed expectations! Knowledgeable with a focus on patient satisfaction! Will definitely repeat and recommend!

- George V

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Very excellent service . The staff went out of their way to make me comfortable . They answered all my questions . Highly recommend .

- Faye A

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Fantastic patient care. I felt in good hands.

- Robert M

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Dr Kimmel and Christi were sensitive and professional and did an excellent job!

- Peggy K

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From the time I walked in it was a clean friendly atmosphere . I was a bit nervous at first but they calm me down by talking with me so will he was trying to do the surgery I was ready they were very gentle with me real smooth I felt a pinch when they nom my gum then it was over with I couldn’t believe That they were finish . I would highly recommend a friend or relative if they won’t Great Service, and less pain . Oral Surgery Associates y’all rock keep up the good work and thanks a lot .

- Riley L

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The procedure went smoothly and the staff and doctor were very professional.

- Linda J

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