When it comes to oral cancer, many patients haven’t heard much about it. Patients tend to turn to dental care professionals when they have questions or concerns about oral cancer, and luckily, we have all of the answers to the questions you’re curious about. In our previous post, we gave you some information on what our dentist will look for when he examines your mouth. Catch up, and then continue reading today’s post for more valuable information.
Signs of Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is a scary thing, but the fact of the matter is that you should know what to look out for so you can catch it early if you become one of its victims. The good news is that, if you have oral cancer and you catch it early, you have a much greater chance of fighting it off. Obviously, every person who is diagnosed with oral cancer responds differently to treatment, but the odds are much better when compared to treatment success of other cancers.
What can you do?
- Keep up on your oral health! Brush your teeth twice a day and floss regularly!
- Alcohol, tobacco and marijuana users are more likely to be diagnosed with oral cancer. If you decide to quit drinking alcohol and using tobacco, your chances of getting oral cancer become drastically reduced.
- If you notice the color of your gums are changing, they bleed or you are suffering from painful sores inside your mouth, it’s time to see a doctor.
We hope that the information we’ve provided you with thus far has helped you learn more about oral cancer. Make an appointment with our dental care office today to learn more!