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Signs You Need to Come Get a Cancer Screening for Your Gums

Posted on 6/15/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
Oral Cancer Implant & Periodontal Associates NW in Kenmore WA 98028-9404No one wants to think they have cancer. It is a scary word that makes people think their lives will change. One of the best things a person can do to fight a cancer is to detect it early.

The sooner a person gets treatment for cancer, the less likely they are to suffer serious problems resulting from it Learning the signs of cancer in the gums can help a person get the early detection they need.

Risk Factors

There are several risk factors to know about oral cancer. People that have these factors should pay more attention to the signs of cancer. The risk factors include:

•  Tobacco use, which includes smoking and non-smoking tobacco use. It also includes tobacco free products such as e-cigarettes and nicotine gum.
•  Excessive alcohol use
•  Previous history of oral cancer
•  History of excessive exposure to the sun
•  Family history

People that have these risk factors should get screened for oral cancer from our dental professionals regularly.

The Signs of Oral Cancer
For people who want to monitor their oral health on their own, these are the signs to pay attention or that could be an indication of oral cancer.

•  Red or white lesions around the mouth and lips
•  Numbness or pain in the mouth or tongue
•  Difficulty moving the jaw or tongue when chewing or speaking
•  Loose teeth without reason
•  Feeling of a lump or something else caught in the throat
•  Sore throat

The good news is that you are not alone when screening for oral cancer. Our dental professionals will evaluate your oral health, including the risk for cancer every time you come to the office for a checkup or cleaning.

If you see these signs or have any concerns about your oral health, our health professionals are just a phone call away. Take the time to call our offices without delay when you want to know more about oral cancer, the risks and the signs.

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