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ORAL CANCER

SCREENINGS

Our office is not only dedicated to your smile; we’re also dedicated to your overall wellness. We take a holistic approach to your dental care, which includes an oral cancer screening as a part of your regular exam. Like many kinds of cancer, oral cancer can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.

We have the skills and tools to identify the early signs and symptoms of oral cancer and pre-cancerous conditions. While these symptoms may be caused by other, less serious problems, it is very important to visit our office to rule out the possibility of oral cancer.

SYMPTOMS

  • Red or white spots or sores anywhere in the oral cavity

  • A sore that bleeds easily or does not heal

  • A lump, thickening, or rough spot

  • Pain, tenderness, or numbness anywhere in the mouth or on the lips

  • Difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving the jaw or tongue

PREVENTION

  • Avoid tobacco products & consume alcohol in moderation

  • Maintain a healthy balanced diet

  • Limit your exposure to the sun and always wear UV-A/B-blocking, sun-protective lotions on your skin as well as your lips