Every year, tens of thousands of people are diagnosed with oral cancer. Of course, as with any type of cancer, early treatment is essential to cure it.
At Shining Smiles Family Dentistry, we offer oral cancer screenings to patients as part of their routine oral exam because we feel it is that important.
What are the signs of oral cancer?
While not everything out of the ordinary in your mouth is oral cancer, it’s important to stay on top of things, as early detection is key. If you are experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms, please contact our office to schedule your oral cancer screening:
- Pain in the ear, mouth or anywhere in the facial region
- Sores that resemble ulcers but do not heal
- Pain while swallowing that persists beyond a normal sore throat
- Coughing or enlarged lymph nodes
It’s actually really simple; if you notice anything out of the ordinary going on in or around your mouth, please schedule an oral cancer screening! It’s better to play it safe and take the necessary precautions to get yourself checked.
Schedule your oral cancer screening at our Powder Springs dental practice
Whether you need a routine dental cleaning and oral exam, or you are specifically interested in an oral cancer screening, please call our dental practice (located in the Lost Mountain area of Powder Springs).
Remember, our primary goal is to keep your mouth healthy, so schedule your oral cancer screening with us today.