What many people don’t know about mouth cancer is that it is mostly missed in the very early stage.
The condition can be developed on the lips, gums, tongue as well as the mouth’s roof and floor. Alcohol addiction, smoking and/or extreme sun exposure can lead to the development of this type of cancer. Mouth cancer can be a serious problem, affecting daily habits like eating or talking.
So, how can the condition be detected based on early warning signs? Well the first thing that is considered as a warning sign is skin changes of the mouth. A lasting sore is yet another factor that is taken into account , and so is a sore that takes long to heal or keeps coming back. According to the dentists at Brighton Implant Clinic, signs like the presence of a thick patch of skin and red or white patches on the mouth’s inside are also linked with mouth cancer. If these symptoms aren’t caught on time, a surgical procedure may be carried out to remove the cancer.
Dentists at Brighton Implant Clinic also believe that patients beginning to experience changes in the way they feel when biting down, or patients experiencing loose teeth, need to be checked for cancer immediately.
If you’re wearing dentures and you suddenly realize that they’re getting looser or they are slipping more often, you should get checked for mouth cancer. Sometimes, pain in the throat, gum or tongue may indicate the presence of cancer. Therefore, regular dental check-ups are extremely important as dentists at Brighton Implant Clinic screen for early symptoms of oral conditions including cancer each time you have your pearly whites checked.