Lesions in Phoenix, AZ

Any abnormal changes or growths discovered in or around the mouth, such as gums, cheeks, tongue, lips, throat, or other soft tissues in the mouth, such as cysts, tumors, and abscesses, are referred to as lesions in dentistry. These lesions can be precancerous or cancerous, and various circumstances, such as trauma, infection, irritation, or exposure to carcinogens, can produce them.

A soft tissue inspection by a dentist can uncover abnormalities that may require extra diagnostic tests, such as a biopsy. Based on the type of tumor, treatment for oral cavity cancer may include surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Evaluating and treating lesions as soon as possible is critical since some might cause catastrophic problems if left untreated.

Dental Lesions Diagnosis and Treatment

Experts recommend oral screenings if you have cancer or a weakened immune system, especially if you smoke or consume alcohol. Your doctor may take tissue samples. Treatment options include:

  • Canker sores. Topical pastes can be beneficial. Avoid nuts and acidic foods, and manage stress, trauma, or discomfort.
  • Blisters from fever. There is no cure, although antiviral ointment can help. Despite measures, herpes can still be transmitted.
  • Since leukoplakia can cause cancer, your doctor may obtain samples and advise you on prevention. You might also consult a dental professional.
  • Dry mouth remedies, medicine, and dietary changes can all help.
  • Quit smoking if you have a hairy tongue. Dental hygiene and care may be addressed during therapy.
  • Palatinus Torus. Your doctor may recommend that you see a dentist.
  • Mouth cancer. You may need surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or a combination of these treatments.

Dental Abrasion Lesion

Dental abrasion happens when the surface of your tooth has been abnormally worn down by an external force and starts to lose enamel. It usually manifests as a v-shaped nick on the bottom of your tooth over time.

Your smile becomes exposed to plaque and bacteria when tooth enamel wears away, particularly the deepest layer, the tooth’s pulp. When plaque and bacteria reach this location, they can cause serious illness, leading to tooth loss or extraction.

Dental Abfraction Lesions

Abfraction lesions are tooth structural losses. The lesions appear gradually, with a depression emerging on the front of the tooth at the gumline that grows deeper over time. Abfractions are not cavities but rather non-carious cervical lesions, or NCCL. Yet, because they expose the softer parts of the teeth, such as dentin, they can induce tooth sensitivity and mimic cavity symptoms. Therefore, the first stage in therapy and management is determining the cause.

Dental Paste for Oral Lesions

Triamcinolone Acetonide Dental Paste is approved for adjunctive therapy and temporary alleviation of symptoms of oral inflammatory and ulcerative lesions caused by trauma.

This drug should not be used in the eyes or on the skin. It is only to be used within the mouth. Dab or press a tiny bit of paste over the area to be treated until it sticks and a smooth, slippery layer forms. The paste can be applied using a cotton swab. Do not try to distribute or massage the paste into the skin. This will just make it crumbly, grainy, or gritty. As your doctor or dentist advises, apply to the afflicted region 2 to 3 times daily after meals or at night. If your doctor or dentist instructs you differently, do not cover, bandage, or wrap the treated area.

Dental Radiopaque Lesions

Dental radiographs typically reveal radiopaque lesions of the jawbones. Several disorders, including bone neoplasms, fibro-osseous lesions, soft tissue calcifications, odontogenic tumors, and chronic inflammation, can cause jaw bone radiopaque lesions. These radiopaque lesions are frequently difficult to identify from one another, making differential diagnosis difficult. Complemented by relevant investigations, a detailed patient history and clinical examination will allow the doctor to restrict the differential diagnosis and precisely diagnose the illness.

Screening for Oral Cancer

In our practice, we use a StarDental Identifi system to screen for oral cancer and dysplasia in the mouth. Early detection of oral cancer is important to be able to provide early treatment. Risk factors for oral cancers include Age, tobacco, and alcohol use. Also other risk factors include lifestyle risks.


At times, Dr. Foroughi may want to biopsy a lesion in the mouth to determine what the lesion is. The lesion may be removed with a laser or scalpel. The lesion sample is sent to the lab and diagnosed by a pathologist. Depending on the diagnosis, treatment may be recommended.

Dr. Foroughi of Atrium Dental in Phoenix, Arizona, offers the best and most affordable dental Lesions services. To discuss your dentistry options with an expert team of dentists, schedule a consultation session at (480) 940-4321, and fill out our online appointment form.