Oral Cancer – Two words that are so devastating to most people. BUT TAKE HEART! Read the following on the dangers of it, who is at risk, testing for it and, best of all, the treatment of it to learn how you can deal with it if you have it and ways of preventing it if you haven’t. We here at our Bradford Family Dental Clinic provide you with the latest techniques which help in preventing oral cancer and we concentrate on your overall health, well-being and maximum comfort.
Oral cancer is THE largest group of the cancers that fall into the head and neck cancer category and some other names for it are mouth cancer, tongue cancer and throat cancer. Oral Cancer usually appears on the bottom lip, inside the mouth, the back of the throat, the tonsils or salivary glands and some signs of it are sores, lumps in the cheek, numbness, white or red patches, problems chewing or swallowing, a feeling of something caught in the throat, jaw swelling or change in voice. If you experience any of these symptoms, CALL THE CLINIC IMMEDIATELY as we have the equipment necessary to detect any early signs of oral cancer. The Velscope is a non-intrusive instrument our clinic uses for early cancer detection.
Following is a list of how common and how serious oral cancer really is:
So obviously, some of the things you can do to prevent it are:
YOU are the most important factor in testing for oral cancer and providing for an early diagnosis. Along with 6 month checkups, we again give you a list of symptoms to alert you to the need for an immediate checkup…it may not be Oral Cancer but any change needs to be examined.
These are some common symptoms that may point towards oral cancer. They may not be related, but it’s important to have them looked at as early as possible.
We care about your overall health and want to help you avoid the health impact of oral cancer. To book a screening call 866-221-3706