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Marc I. Botnick MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology, Radiation Oncology
4.74 Average rating 4.74 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 181 Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91505
Clinical Interests: oral cancer
Garo A. Terzian MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
3 Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 1420 Central Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204
Clinical Interests: mouth ulcer, canker sore
Robert H. Rivera MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
3.81 Average rating 3.81 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
Address: 1420 Central Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204
Clinical Interests: mouth ulcer, canker sore
Caroline Kim Kupfer, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), General Pediatrics, General Practice
4.75 Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 4650 Sunset Bd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Clinical Interests: canker sore
Dr. Hrair A. Koutnouyan MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
4.67 Average rating 4.67 stars out of 5 (57 ratings)
Address: 1505 Wilson Terrace, Glendale, CA 91206
Clinical Interests: oral cancer
Mrs. Ayuna K. Panossian MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist), Family Medicine
2.04 Average rating 2.04 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 1420 Central Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204
Clinical Interests: mouth ulcer, canker sore
Sarah Rossmiller Carroll M.D.
Specializes in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
4.68 Average rating 4.68 stars out of 5 (34 ratings)
Address: 1420 Central Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204
Clinical Interests: oral cancer
Dr. Narbeh Tovmassian MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
4.82 Average rating 4.82 stars out of 5 (50 ratings)
Address: 1420 Central Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204
Clinical Interests: canker sore
Dr. Marcel S. Filart MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
3.15 Average rating 3.15 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 1300 Vermont Av, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Clinical Interests: canker sore
Shervin Aminpour MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
4.24 Average rating 4.24 stars out of 5 (67 ratings)
Address: 201 Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91505
Clinical Interests: oral cancer
Dr. Edward Kocharian M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
4.33 Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 10703 Colebrook Street, Sunland, CA 91040
Clinical Interests: mouth ulcer, canker sore
Dr. David K. Yun MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
3.13 Average rating 3.13 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 1420 Central Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204
Clinical Interests: oral cancer
Dr. Lasika Chandradatta Seneviratne M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 541 Colorado Street, Glendale, CA 91204
Clinical Interests: oral cancer
Dr. San San Wai FACP, M.D., MBBS
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
1.5 Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale, CA 91206
Clinical Interests: mouth ulcer, canker sore
Dr. Boris Bagdasarian D.O.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
4.2 Average rating 4.2 stars out of 5 (20 ratings)
Address: 1420 Central Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204
Clinical Interests: oral cancer
Dr. Kalust Ucar M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
3.88 Average rating 3.88 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 1420 Central Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204
Clinical Interests: oral cancer
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What are Oral Lesions?

Oral lesions are flat or raised abnormal tissues that can occur anywhere in the oral cavity -- lips, cheeks, gums, and tongue, as well as the roof and floor of the mouth. Most oral lesions are benign (noncancerous). However, in general, lesions that bleed, grow rapidly, are painful, or have irregular borders need to be evaluated by a dentist or oral surgeon right away. If a lesion is suspected to be malignant (cancerous), then a biopsy (sample of tissue) may be taken and examined in a laboratory to determine whether harmful cells are present.

Oral fibromas are the most common benign lesion that occur in the mouth. They usually arise from constant cheek or lip biting, rubbing the cheek or tongue against a rough tooth, or using dentures. Mucoceles are another common noncancerous oral lesion. They form out of salivary glands and usually appear on the lower lip. Aside from the look and feel of these benign lesions, they typically do not cause any symptoms. Mucoceles tend to burst open after a few days or weeks and then heal on their own, whereas oral fibromas do not go away without treatment. Bothersome fibromas may be surgically removed, or excised, along with a tiny portion of surrounding healthy tissue.

Mouth ulcers are painful, open lesions. They may be caused by injury, infection, drugs, and certain medical conditions, like diabetes or blood disorders. Canker sores are the most common type of mouth ulcer. Most ulcers heal on their own, but non-healing ones should be biopsied for cancer. Ulcers may be treated using medicated sprays, gels, ointments, or creams. They may also be removed by a procedure called ablation, which destroys lesions using such techniques as laser or chemicals.

Oral leukoplakia is characterized by white or grayish patches on the tongue, cheek, gums, or floor of the mouth. It is usually benign but may also be precancerous. Smoking or drinking alcohol puts a person at an increased risk of developing leukoplakia, and sometimes the patches go away when tobacco or alcohol use is stopped. Treatments for leukoplakia include medication, surgical excision, and ablation.

Oral melanomas are malignant and appear as brownish lesions, most often on the roof of the mouth. They tend to spread to other parts of the body quickly, so detecting and treating them early are key in achieving favorable results. Excision, chemotherapy, and radiation are the most common treatments for melanomas.

Depending on the size and type of lesion that was removed, a hospital stay may or may not be required. Benign lesion ablation and excision can be performed at oral surgery centers, while removal of melanomas or other malignant lesions may need to be done at a hospital and require a few days’ stay. Elevating the head when lying down, applying wet gauze on the affected area, and using an ice pack over the cheek for 2 to 3 days following surgery help reduce bleeding and swelling. Eating soft foods like applesauce, baked bananas, or soups with soft meats is recommended for about a week after the procedure. Normal activities may be resumed two to three days after a benign lesion excision, whereas recovery from a malignant lesion removal may require a few weeks.

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