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Signs of Oral Cancer

Posted on 12/5/2022 by Elmwood Dental Group
Signs of Oral CancerOral cancer is also known as mouth cancer, a condition that affects thousands of people in any given year. It consists of a tumor that can develop in several parts of the mouth, such as the roof of the mouth called the palate, the surface of the tongue, gums, lips, or the inside of the cheeks.

This type of cancer has a high survival rate only if it is caught early on, but if left untreated for a long time, it can result in serious complications.

There are many signs and symptoms of mouth cancer that you ought to know about. Take a look:
•  Painful mouth ulcers that don't heal for days and weeks.
•  Sudden lumps in the neck or mouth and are persistent.
•  Possible changes in speech, for instance, a lisp.
•  White or red patches that occur on the inner lining of the tongue or mouth.
•  White or gray patches neat the throat or the inside of the cheek.
•  Difficulty or pain while swallowing food.
•  Pain in the ear.
•  Loose teeth or sockets.

When Should You See A Doctor?

If you notice or experience any of these signs and symptoms, it is best to get it checked immediately. If they last for more than two weeks, you should know that it's time to get medical help.

While these signs don't necessarily mean that you have oral cancer, but it's always a good idea to get a professional opinion in order to prevent serious problems and issues afterward.

If you wish to get medical help, call us at (833) 432-1457 to set an appointment with Dr. Gomes or Dr. Patel, and they will first examine your teeth to look for possible signs and symptoms. In case they come across anything concerning, they will get it treated immediately.

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