Did you know that over 40,000 people in the United States every single year will be diagnosed with oral cancer? Due to the fact that the five-year survival rate is roughly 64%, it is important to always maintain adequate care of your mouth and always inspect it on a daily basis to determine if oral cancer is present. The sooner you detect it, the sooner treatment can begin. Ideally, you should also visit your dentist for routine oral cancer screenings.
It is important to make sure that if you are suffering from oral cancer, you receive screenings as needed. To help look for the presence of oral cancer, be aware of its symptoms. This can include visual clues that are abnormal or have no other explanation. This could include frequent bleeding or persistent sores in your mouth, as well as the presence of speckled patches, lumps, bumps, or even rough crusts or eroded areas around your lips, gums, or other areas within your mouth.
A loss of sensitivity in your mouth or a feeling of numbness could sometimes be linked to oral cancer. Other common symptoms include difficulties with menial tasks such as chewing and swallowing or even speaking. A chronic sore throat, dramatic weight loss, or the frequent return of throat soreness can all be attributed or linked to oral cancer.
If you would like to learn more about symptoms of oral cancer, book an oral cancer screening with Palm Court Dental, by contacting us at our dentist office in Fontana, California. Our number is 909-829-3994 . Dr. Neal Vavra and Dr. Ricky Chung and our entire team look forward to your visit.