Annually, in the US, around 12.000 people die from oral cancer. Oral cancer can appear as a lesion in the mouth that doesn't heal or go away. Oral cancer can include cancer of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx (throat).
Oral cancer can be life threatening when not diagnosed or treated in an early stage. Frequently self-check your mouth for anything irregular.
In conclusion, oral cancer should be dealt with in its earliest stage. When you experience any symptoms, please do not wait. Make a dental appointment immediately.
Though oral cancer is increasing over the last decades due to using tobacco, not eating enough fruit and vegetables, and drinking too much alcohol, not all dentist actively screen for the disease during check-ups.
Oral cancer screenings are usually requested by the patient when they have discomfort or pain in a certain area of the mouth. The point is that oral cancer screening can prevent oral disease before the symptoms become apparent.
The main objective of oral cancer screenings is to detect mouth (oral) cancer or precancerous lesions that could lead to mouth cancer at an early stage. Note: When detected at an early stage, lesions are easiest to treat and remove.
Last but not least, when you suspect your partner to experience any signs of oral cancer, please convince the person to go to the dentist ASAP. Please don't wait. Waiting will only make things worse.
Ask your current dentist for an oral cancer screening during your next dental visit. Or make an oral cancer screening appointment at Good Health Dental today.
The information provided on this website is not intended to serve as medical advice. An appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan for any patient can be made only by visiting your dentist, physician, or group of doctors. Holistic Dentist Dr. Scott Rose at GoodHealth Dental shall have no liability or responsibility to any individual with respect to loss or damage directly or indirectly caused or alleged by the information contained in this website or obtained from other websites to which a visitor may connect and view. Good Health Dental, a Solon, Ohio Holistic Dental Clinic, provides family dentistry, cosmetic dental treatment options, restorative dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry (TMJ), dental implants, snoring & sleep apnea solutions, periodontal gum care, sedation treatments, and orthodontics. Besides Solon, a city in Cuyahoga County Ohio, we proudly serve all Cleveland communities.
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