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Oral cancer symptoms April 30, 2013

Filed under: Dental health — Mall of Georgia Dentistry @ 10:10 am

As we wrap up Oral Cancer Awareness month, we would like to remind you that we offer oral cancer screening as a part of our services.

We thought we’d also take a moment and acquaint you with some of the most common symptoms of oral cancer include:

  • Swellings/thickenings, lumps or bumps, rough spots/crusts/or eroded areas on the lips, gums, or other areas inside the mouth
  • The development of velvety white, red, or speckled (white and red) patches in the mouth
  • Unexplained bleeding in the mouth
  • Unexplained numbness, loss of feeling, or pain/tenderness in any area of the face, mouth, or neck
  • Persistent sores on the face, neck, or mouth that bleed easily and do not heal within 2 weeks
  • A soreness or feeling that something is caught in the back of the throat
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing, speaking, or moving the jaw or tongue
  • Hoarseness, chronic sore throat, or change in voice
  • Ear pain
  • A change in the way your teeth or dentures fit together
  • Dramatic weight loss

If you notice any of these changes, contact your dentist or health care professional immediately.  If you have any doubts or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.   We’ll be glad to discuss any of your concerns with you.

Mall of Georgia Dentistry

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