Oral cancer can be a scary thought and it is. Many people are unaware of the signs because they can be misleading. There are ways to prevent oral cancer but this is not something to take although many people do. most common in men and women ages 40-60 There are more than 200,000 cases of oral cancer a year. Although this is a big amount of victims, Oral cancer is very treatable with medical attention.
Oral cancer symptoms can be misleading because they are very similar to other common mouth issues. Cancerous red and white plaques look very similar to canker sores which also have the same feel. Some other symptoms to watch out for include constant mouth and ear pain and also consistent pain when swallowing.
Ways to prevent oral cancer include but are not limited to use of cigarettes, tobacco of any kind, heavy alcohol consumption.
When diagnosed, there are different way to treat Oral cancer. This decision will be recommended by your doctor and will surgical removal of cancerous plaque, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Causes for oral cancer include but are not limited to use of cigarettes, tobacco of any kind, heavy alcohol consumption.
It is always better to be safe especially when considering a life threatening disease. At Oakwood Dental Arts, we offer Velscope which is a cancer examination done to your mouth and throat detecting cancerous and precancerous cells. Oral cancer is very treatable when found in the early stages. If you are feeling discomfort that lasts more than a few days, see your dentist at any of our Oakwood Dental Arts locations. We are also available for 24/7 emergency calls.