Irving Oral Cancer Screening
Oral & Throat Cancer
Look no further than Irving Family Dental for oral cancer screenings in Irving, TX. Nearly 42,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral and throat cancer every year. The key to survival is early detection. Oral cancer can also be known as; mouth cancer, throat cancer, tonsil cancer, and tongue cancer. It can affect the lips, gums, tongue, the roof of your mouth, floor of your mouth, throat, tonsils, etc.
Signs & Symptoms:
- Red or white lesions on mouth or lip
- Difficulty swallowing or chewing
- Sore, lump or pain that doesn’t go away
- Loose teeth – seems to be for no reason
- Difficulty moving your tongue or jaw
- Swelling and/or numbness in the mouth
- Combined use of Tobacco & Alcohol
- HPV 16 Positive
- Poor Diet
Get the Word Out!
Public awareness is one of the best ways to detect any type of cancer early. We are now custom to mammograms, pap tests and colonoscopies all because it has become known to the public how important screening and early detection is.
While over the age of 50 we typically saw oral cancer, there have been increasing numbers in the recent years of people in their 20’s and 30’s. It is not known the exact cause of this but studies are starting to lean towards HPV 16 as the link in young adults and oral cancer. This means all ages should be having exams each time they visit the dentist. Make your screenings part of your six-month dental check-up every time with your Irving dentist. You will be happy you did!