Oral cancer is tricky. It can sometimes be asymptomatic so that patients are unaware that there is anything to worry about and it can sometime create symptoms that can be mistaken for another condition. It's extremely important to be screened regularly for oral cancer and also to visit our dentist in order to ensure that there is nothing to worry about. Remember, the earlier the oral cancer is diagnosed, the better your chances of survival.
Some symptoms or signs of oral cancer include:
Mouth sores that do not heal
Lumps or thinking of lips and mouth tissues
Loose teeth for unexplained reasons
Pain of the jaw, including stiffness
Difficulty chewing or speaking
Over 48,000 people in the United States will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2016. In honor of oral cancer awareness month, please help us spread awareness of the disease. Schedule your screening today! It could save your life.
Schedule an appointment today with our dentist in Huntington Beach ... Call (714) 848-4247
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