Over 50,000 Americans will get oral or throat cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society.
Fortunately, our Hudsonville dentists provide oral cancer screenings so cancer is detected in its early stages. Detecting oral cancer in its early stages gives you the best chance of survival.
Oral cancer symptoms include:
- Red or white patches in mouth
- Sores in mouth
- Loose teeth
- Change in how dentures fit
- Difficulty or painful eating
- Sore throat
If you recognize any signs of mouth cancer, schedule an appointment with our office as soon as possible. During your visit, our dentist will examine the inside of your mouth and feel for lumps, thickened skin, or other abnormalities. We also use the latest dental technology to detect the early signs of oral cancer not visible to the eye.
Certain lifestyle choices will increase your risk for oral cancer, such as smoking, alcohol abuse, and prolonged sun exposure on the lips. It’s important you share an accurate medical history with our dentists so they can identify risk factors for oral cancer.
Our dentists are dedicated to helping you maintain good oral health by providing oral cancer screenings and other preventive dentistry services. To schedule your appointment with one of our Hudsonville dentists, call Hudsonville Dental at (616) 209-4024.