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Oral Cancer Screening

Cavities are not the only thing you should worry about in your mouth. There are many severe oral health issues that can happen to anyone, regardless of their dental hygiene habits. Oral cancer can be a fatal condition if it is not caught early and treated. Oral cancer is a disease found in the lips, cheeks, the hard or soft palate, sinuses, tongue, and even the throat. It can appear as a simple sore that doesn’t go away.

This type of cancer affects thousands of people every single year. It is particularly scary as many may not have any noticeable symptoms during the early stages of the disease, or they do not associate the symptoms with cancer. A few common signs of oral cancer include:

  • Ear ache
  • Sore throat
  • Sores in the mouth
  • Pain in the jaw that makes it hard to speak and eat
  • Abnormal bleeding in the mouth
  • Noticeable changes in the teeth
  • Pain in the face and the mouth

Your regular dental visit is more than just cleaning your teeth and checking for cavities. Your dentist at Markham 7 Dental will look closely for any severe mouth conditions including oral cancer. To do this, they will look for any type of abnormal lumps or sores in your mouth, as well as your neck and face. If any suspicious lumps are found, a biopsy may be required. The type of biopsy used and any necessary treatment plans will all be determined by medical professionals based on your specific situation and findings.

At Markham 7 Dental, we are determined to keep you healthy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding oral cancer and our screening process, reach out to a member of our staff today. We want you to feel confident and comfortable visiting us and helping you maintain top physical health.

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