Oral Cancer and You

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Cancer is a word that no one enjoys hearing. Even so, it should be treated as soon as possible. That is why, our team here at Parkway Dental in Cary, North Carolina, would like to tell you about how oral cancer works as well as oral cancer screenings.

Oral cancer can emerge on your lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, the floor or roof of your mouth, and even in your throat. Despite their series of possible locations, there are signs to watch out for, such as red or white patches, pain, tenderness, sores or irritations that don’t disappear, lumps, trouble swallowing or chewing, difficulty speaking, and even an alteration in the alignment of your teeth.

Did you know that during your semi-annual dental exam, Dr. Stephen Coker will test you for signs of oral cancer? Well, it’s true! That is one of the many significant reasons your regular dental checkup should not be missed. If you do find something strange on your own, you can call our office right away to schedule an appointment, so we take a look at your mouth and offer you immediate treatment as needed.

If you have questions or believe it’s time for a dental check-up, don’t hesitate to call us today at 919-380-9622 to set up an appointment. Our devoted staff is eager to assist you in any way we can to help you with your oral health.