Talking to Your Oral Surgeon if You Suspect Cancer
Posted on 11/17/2017 by Tricia Ramsay
Oral cancer, or cancer of any kind is a serious condition. It is important to speak with a dental provider regarding the issues you're having and that you suspect you may have oral cancer.
Oral surgeons are specifically trained to spot symptoms, problems and other areas of concern when it comes to this condition. There are specific tests that can be done to check for oral cancer in a patient.
Signs of Oral Cancer
There are a few signs of oral cancer to watch out for. These signs and symptoms vary, but if you notice problems, it is important to speak with our oral surgeon about the symptoms you've been having.
White or red patch that does not go away or is not associated with other problems
Swollen lymph nodes in the neck or face
Pain in the ear, mouth or anywhere on the face
Pain occurs a lot while swallowing
Coughing can be a common symptom
Ulcers inside the mouth that do not heal
Speaking with Your Oral Surgeon
Bringing up the idea of oral cancer is daunting. However, it is important that you catch the problem earlier rather than later. Talk with your oral surgeon today to find out how they're able to test, diagnose and then treat the cancer.
The sooner you find it, the better the treatment options and outcome will be. This is why it is important to bring up your suspicions, as well as specific symptoms you're having.
Call our office today to find out when we can make an appointment to get you in to be seen. This is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. Find out how our dentist and oral surgeons can work to help you have a healthier, happier smile. Call us today to learn more.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 705-302-0357 today.