Oral cancer, also known as mouth cancer, that develops in the tissues of the mouth or throat that causes damage to surrounding tissue. Oral cancer has cancer of lips, cheeks, hard and soft palate, tongue, sinuses, and pharynx, which can be severe threatening if it is not diagnosed and treated early and properly. Oral cancers rarely causes any pain so that many patients may not be able to notice there might be something wrong until it spreads and affects other body organs. If detected early, oral cancer is curable with an improved recovery rate. The oral cancer screening is painless and very quick, so you don’t even notice when we check your gums, lips, tongue and palate for early signs of cancer. The focus of oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancer early before getting into severe stage.
It’s a good idea to contact our New age dentistry – Albuquerque cosmetic dentistry if you experience any of the following common symptoms that may be a warning sign of oral cancer:
- Swellings, bumps, rough spot on the lips, gums, or other areas inside the mouth.
- Excessive bleeding in the mouth.
- Persistent sores on the face, neck, or mouth and difficulty in moving the jaws.
- Pain in Ear.
The main reason for the development of oral cancer includes smoking cigarette, smokeless tobacco users, excessive consumption of alcohol, gene cancer, excessive sun exposure. Oral cancer doesn’t affect only smokers or tobacco user. Anyone can be at risk. It is important to note that over 25% of all oral cancers occur in people who do not smoke and who only drink alcohol occasionally.
Oral Cancer Treatment and Prevention:
Early Detection and Prevention of Oras Cancer Through Screening and Relatively inexpensive treatment can better than higher survival rate against this type of cancer. With early detection and prompt treatment, the number of deaths from this cancer will eventually decrease. The best way to prevent oral cancer is through regular oral cancer screenings in Albuquerque during your checkups.