Are you aware of the risk factors associated with oral and throat cancer and what you need to do to help protect your teeth and gums? Because oral and throat cancer can arise at any time and at any age, it’s important to make sure you’re taking care of your teeth and gums and assessing any facial abnormalities and irregular issues that arise. If you feel that something is wrong with your teeth or gums, visit our dentists for an oral cancer screening.
If you have oral and throat cancer, various changes and difficulties with your mouth, jaw or tongue can begin to arise. If you notice that you have unexplained numbness or a loss of feeling within your facial area, or you persistently suffer from chronic sore throat or sores in your face that does not heal within two weeks, it could be an issue of oral and throat cancer. Furthermore, dramatic weight loss or difficulties chewing and swallowing can be indications of an issue such as oral or throat cancer. Common visual clues associated with oral and throat cancer includes unexplained bleeding in your mouth, the presence of velvety white, red or speckled patches, or lumps, bumps or eroded areas within your mouth.
If you have further questions concerning oral cancer screenings, please call 513-777-5513 to schedule an appointment with Cox and Manegold Dentistry at our office in West Chester, Ohio. Drs. Thomas M. Cox & David J. Manegold and our expert team of oral health care superheroes are here to help!