Head and Neck Infections

man checking his jaw and neck

Because the mouth is a region where changes can be easily seen, oral cancer can be detected in the early stages. The mouth is one of the body’s most important early warning systems. It is important not to ignore any suspicious lumps, sores or discolorations detected by either you or your dentist.

Cancer screening and biopsy of questionable tissue is a routine part of the practice. Fortunately, bones and soft tissues damaged by oral cancer can often be repaired or reconstructed surgically. Jay P Malmquist, DMD and Michael P Malmquist, DMD also treat infections in the mouth, jaw and neck.