Coming in for your dental check-up regularly can save your life. Every time you come in for your dental check-ups we observe your mouth for signs untreated; in fact early detection is critical to long-term survival. Early signs of Oral Cancer are quite difficult to identify without having an examination from a dentist.
Some symptoms of Oral Cancer are sores that bleed fluently and do not heal, red or white spots in the mouth, texture or elasticity change in oral tissue, pain, discomfort, inflammation, and numbness in the neck, face and mouth. Difficulty in swallowing, chewing, talking, feels like something is caught in the throat or a change in your voice or a pain in the ear. A lump, rough spot crust or an eroded area on the lip or in the mouth.
To avoid the risks of Oral Cancer one should avoid smoking, chewing tobacco and heavy alcohol consumption. Its very affective to use lip balm which contains sunscreen to protect your lips from the suns harmful UV rays or limit excessive sun exposure. People over 50 are more likely to have oral cancer diagnosed and men develop this harmful disease more than women.
If you are experiencing any sores, spots or any of the above symptoms and would like to have an examination done for Oral Cancer or if you have any questions or concerns about oral cancer, give us a call.