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Oral cancer screenings are important tasks everybody should take. In the USA, over 40,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer every year. If you begin to notice anything unusual in your oral health, get a checkup or cancer screening immediately, as the sooner cancer is detected the more likely you are to recover.

Listed below are the most common oral health abnormalities of oral cancer:

 

– Visible signs of bumps, lumps, patchy spots, crusts, swelling, or eroded areas in your mouth.

– Uncommon bleeding often occurs from the mouth.

– There are white, red, or speckled abnormalities in the mouth.

– A persistent sore throat or variation in your voice that does not go away.

– Unusual degrees of difficulty chewing, speaking, eating, or swallowing.

– Adjustments with your teeth’s alignment, including how well they align and how well you can open and close your mouth.

– Abscesses in your mouth, neck, or face that do not heal after 2 weeks that continue to bleed easily.

– A feeling that something is jammed in the back of your throat could be a sign of oral cancer.

– Ear pain is felt, or there is numbness and loss of feeling in the mouth and places around the face and neck.

– Extreme weight loss could be a sign of cancer.

If you would like to speak with Dr. John Lohner and our team about an oral cancer screening, please schedule an appointment at our dentist office of Lexington Heights Dental in Cedar Hills, Utah, by calling 801-756-2006. We will do our best to help you in any way we can.