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Your Oral Health Involves More Than Teeth and Gums

Oral Health Patient Roswell GA

When we think of oral health, it is common to only consider the teeth and gums. While these are two of the most important components of your oral health, there are other structures that need your care and attention too – such as your lips and tongue.

Just a Canker Sore?

Canker sores present themselves as small ulcers on the lips, tongue or inner cheek. These types of mouth sores can be quite disruptive because they are easily irritated during eating and speaking. While a simple canker sore will typically go away on its own within a week, a complex canker sore can indicate a more serious issue. Complex canker sores can suggest an underlying health condition or an impaired immune system. It is important to let your dentist know if you have a sore of any kind that does not go away within 10-14 days!

When Mouth Sores Don’t Go Away

When a sore develops inside your mouth, take note. If the sore persists for two weeks or more, it is time to let your dentist know. Oral sores that do not go away on their own can be a sign of oral cancer. It is important to note that a true canker sore is not malignant nor does it become malignant. However, if you have a lump, sore or white/red patch that doesn’t get better, it warrants professional evaluation.

Oral cancer can be fatal, but it is also easily treated if it is addressed early. Therefore, it is imperative that you take heed to warning signs that appear on your tongue, cheek and lips. Take the time to examine your entire mouth when you brush and floss your teeth each night. If you notice any unusual changes, monitor it closely or schedule an appointment with your dentist.

Quick, Painless Oral Cancer Screenings from Your Dentist

Did you know that your routine dental visits with Dr. Mitzi Morris include an oral cancer screening? This process takes just minutes without imposing any discomfort to our patients. Oral cancer screenings are one of the most important benefits of attending your dental checkups. While we will certainly examine your complete oral health when you come to our office, don’t forget to give all structures of your mouth the attention they deserve in between visits. If you have a mouth sore or other suspicious oral lesion inside your mouth – we want to hear about it sooner rather than later!

Posted on the behalf of Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC

Our Patient Reviews

Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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