Are you familiar with the symptoms of oral and throat cancer? Oral and throat cancer are extremely dangerous conditions that can lead to severe consequences for your health. Due to the fact that it can strike at any age, it is important to always assess your oral health to determine if oral or throat cancer is present. Being aware of the signs and symptoms of oral and throat cancer is the first step to recovery.
If you are suffering from oral or throat cancer, it may be possible that you have visual clues alerting you to its presence. If you notice any changes or irregularities within your mouth or even anywhere around your mouth, it may be linked to the disease. Common symptoms include inflammation, lumps, bumps, spots, or eroded areas across on your lips or gums. Furthermore, if you routinely have unexplained bleeding in your mouth or sores that persist for longer than 2 weeks, you will want to visit your dentist for an oral cancer screening. Other common symptoms include persistent throat soreness, chronic sore throat, difficulties using your mouth properly including for chewing or speaking, dramatic weight loss, unexplained numbness in your face, mouth or neck, or any loss of feeling within your facial area.
If you would like an oral cancer screening from Hudson Valley Periodontics and Implantology at our dental office in Bardonia, New York, please connect with us at 845-623-6666. One of our dentists, Dr. Sid Tucker and Dr. Raphael Csillag, will ensure you get the exams your smile needs.