Oral cancer affects almost 40,000 Americans each year, forming in the gums, lips, cheeks, tongue, throat and all regions of the mouth. Cancer screenings should be a vital part of maintaining your health as well as being included in your regular dental checkups. Your dentist is qualified to watch and detect any warning signs of cancer in your mouth as well as in your soft tissue areas. It is too recommended to visit your dentist twice a year to help determine any changes in your oral and overall health. If your dentist detects any signs of possible oral cancer, he or she will perform a biopsy; treatment in the early stages of any cancer is always more effective and less invasive. Many Americans believe that oral cancer is a direct result only from tobacco usage, however that is just one of the many things that can be the culprit of this cancer.
Other Risk Factors
Excessive Alcohol Intake
1st or 2nd hand smoke
HPV (human papilloma virus)
Signs & Symptoms
Chronic sore throat or hoarseness
Swollen lymph nodes
New sores or lumps in your mouth or oral tissue
Tenderness, numbness or pain in your mouth
Discolored soft mouth tissue
Trouble chewing, swallowing or moving your tongue
If you notice any of these symptoms or signs of oral cancer, do not wait until your next checkup; schedule an emergency appointment with Johnson Family Dentistry right away.
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. We are conveniently located next to Publix Super Market in The Shoppes at Eastwood. Contact us Today at (407) 282-0002.