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Oral Cancer Check-Ups

The statistics of people who are diagnosed with oral cancer every year are alarming; and what is more alarming is how many of those people only live for 5 years pass their diagnosis. Oral cancer can form in various places of the mouth including: the gums, lips, tongue, cheeks, throat, roof of the mouth and basically any soft tissue. Having regular oral cancer screenings are vital in keeping your oral and overall health in check, as well as noticing any minor or major changes that may be happening in your mouth. Keeping your mouth moist is important when it comes to preventing oral cancer. There are several things you can do to prevent tissues from drying out such as: sipping water frequently, suck on ice chips, chew sugar free gum or take saliva substitutes if necessary. Early diagnosis was the most important factor in successfully treating oral cancer. That’s why most dental offices and some medical practices, will screen for oral cancer as part of regular preventative checkups. Treatment for cancer that is diagnosed in the early stages is much less invasive and much more effective. If you notice any signs of cancer, don't wait until your next checkup; schedule an appointment immediately.

Warning Signs of Oral Cancer

  • Tenderness
  • Pain or numbness
  • Sore(s) in mouth that bleed or won’t heal
  • Lump(s) or hard spot(s)
  • Problems chewing, speaking, swallowing or moving tongue
  • Rough or crusty spots
  • Changes or discoloration in soft tissue
  • Hoarse voice
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Risk Factors for Oral Cancer

  • HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
  • Family Heredity
  • Second Hand or First Hand Smoke
  • Excessive Alcohol Consumption
  • Tobacco Use
  • Prolonged Sun Exposure
  • Drinking Hot Liquids Often
  • Weakened Immune System

About Johnson Family Dentistry – Orlando, FL

At Johnson Family Dentistry, we are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long, lasting smiles. We are conveniently located next to Publix Super Market in The Shoppes at Eastwood. Contact us Today at (407) 282-0002. Our Services include the following; Bonding, Crowns & Bridgework, Dental Implants, Fillings, General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Cancer Screenings, Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, Porcelain Veneers, Professional Teeth Cleanings, Removable Dentures, Root Canal Treatment, Sealants, Teeth Whitening, TMJ/TMD Treatment, and Tooth Extractions.

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