If you have not already done so, set up an oral health care treatment plan against any potential damages and disorders that can arise. This includes cancer treatment plans to look for symptoms and signs that cancer is present. If you do believe you are suffering from oral cancer, it is imperative to visit your dentist for an oral cancer screening.
One of the most important things you can do to keep your smile safe is to constantly monitor your head, neck, face, and mouth for any abnormal symptoms to determine if oral cancer may be present. Due to the fact that oral cancer is found in over 40,000 Americans every year, it is important to routinely check for symptoms and visit your dentist for routine oral cancer screenings.
Common signs and symptoms of oral cancer include damage to your inner mouth. This can include white, red, or speckled patches in your mouth, as well as visible signs of lumps, bumps, sores, and rough spots on your lips, gums, and other areas in your mouth. In addition, unexplained bleeding, persistent sore throats, difficulties breathing, speaking, chewing, dramatic and unexplained weight loss, and numbness or loss of feeling in any area in your head, face, mouth, or neck can all be signs of oral cancer.
Be sure to make time in your life to visit your dentist at Roman Dental Arts for an oral cancer screening, and if necessary, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Donald Roman for a thorough exam of your oral health. You can get ahold of our dentist office in Hackensack, New Jersey, by calling us at 201-843-0440.