Did you know that over 40,000 people every year in the United States are diagnosed with oral cancer? Cancer is one of the most harmful diseases known to man, and successful recovery often depends upon getting treatment in its early stages. Speak with your dentist to schedule an oral cancer screening as soon as you can.
Oral cancer can often be found at any age at any time. There are a few signs and symptoms to look for to determine if you may have oral cancer. This includes visual oral abnormalities in your face, mouth, neck, and cranial areas. Within your mouth, check for any unusual lumps, bumps, or wounds that fail to heal properly after long periods of time.
Other common symptoms include difficulty with usual oral skills such as eating and speaking. Even swallowing can become painful or difficult. On occasion, ear pain may be experienced, as well as a feeling of numbness or in your mouth, ears, face, and neck. If you have a sore throat the refuses to go away, you many need an oral cancer screening.
If you would like to schedule a cancer screening, please call our dentist office in Mount Pleasant, SC, at 843-884-1215. Dr. Haefner and the rest of our team look forward to improving your smile for many years to come!