Early detection of mouth cancer can save lives. That’s why, when you book a dental examination with Banning Dental Practice, your dentist will also check the soft tissues in your mouth for anything unusual that could indicate the onset of mouth cancer.
Mouth cancer — also known as oral cancer — occurs when a tumour develops in the mouth. The tongue, inside of the cheeks, gums, roof, and floor of the mouth, the lining of the throat, and the lips can all be affected by mouth cancer. If left untreated, oral cancer can spread to other parts of your body and become life-threatening.
In the beginning stages of mouth cancer, one or more small lumps or bumps may form on the inside of your lips, tongue, or gums. Other symptoms include persistent mouth sores or unexplained bleeding in your mouth.
As mouth cancer progresses, you may feel discomfort or have difficulty swallowing. You may notice white or red patches in your mouth or experience soreness, numbness, earache, and even changes in your speech.
Bring any unusual lesions or lumps that persist for more than 2 weeks to the attention of your dentist as soon as possible. Seeing a dentist regularly is crucial in the fight against mouth cancer.
If it has been 6 months or more since your last dental check-up, please contact us to book an appointment.Back to Treatment