April is oral cancer awareness month. Oral Cancer which includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses and pharynx (throat), can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.
Symptoms of Oral Cancer
- Loose teeth with no apparent dental cause.
- Feeling of a lump or object stuck in your throat.
- Tongue pain.
- Difficult or painful chewing.
- Persistent bleeding sores on the face, mouth, or neck that do not heal within 2 weeks.
- Dramatic unexplained weight loss
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, in the United States alone, a person dies from oral cancer every day. But if found early, oral cancer patients have an 80 to 90% survival rate, which is why it is imperative to undergo a routine oral cancer screening. Your Sage Dental dentist can detect any suspicious lesions early on, thanks to state-of-the-art technology found in our modern offices throughout Florida & Georgia.
Sage Dental dentists routinely provide a basic oral cancer exam and are always careful to note any abnormalities in the mouth and around the jaw and neck. Ask your dentist about oral cancer detection if you have concerns or are considering an oral cancer screening.
Make an appointment to receive an oral cancer screening today at Sage Dental. or Call 1-877-534-3461