• Let our experience guide you.

    Welcome to The Pogue Center, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, where we specialize in Cosmetic, Facial & Oral Surgery and Aesthetic Skincare Services. At The Pogue Center, we take the necessary time to understand your needs and expectations.

    Each procedure is explained and fully discussed with you before a "plan" is agreed upon. Your confidence in us is a necessary component for a successful result. We take pride in our work because we know that your results reflect positively on us.

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  • Let our experience guide you.

    Welcome to The Pogue Center, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, where we specialize in Cosmetic, Facial & Oral Surgery and Aesthetic Skincare Services. At The Pogue Center, we take the necessary time to understand your needs and expectations.

    Each procedure is explained and fully discussed with you before a "plan" is agreed upon. Your confidence in us is a necessary component for a successful result. We take pride in our work because we know that your results reflect positively on us.

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Oral Cancer Scottsdale

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 PATHOLOGIC 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
  • Difficulty 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 and remember that your mouth is one of your body’s most important warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores.

We evaluate every oral and facial lesion microscopically. We treat most cases to completion in our office. When necessary, we refer certain cases to other doctors for additional care. Please contact us so that we may help.

 

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