Oral Dysplasia is a microscopic diagnosis made after looking at a piece of the oral tissue (biopsy) under a microscope.

It means that there are premalignant changes that may progress to malignancy but there is no cancer.

Not all dysplastic lesions undergo malignant transformation (i.e. turn into a cancer) but since we cannot predict which lesions will, they should all be treated and/or observed closely.

You should talk to your dentist and discuss any lifestyle changes you can make to reduce the risk of transformation.


Our clinic is conveniently located in Penrith, and Dr McHugh also works from Sydney and Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.  Simply contact us at our Penrith clinic on 02 4721 8838 to schedule an appointment at any of Dr McHugh's locations.