Oral Cancer Comes in Many Forms

Oral cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer when not detected or treated early. It’s important that you visit your dentist for an annual oral cancer screening in order to properly identify and treat any cancerous lesions within your mouth.

oral screeningA typically oral cancer screening includes a visual exam by Dr. Peck, an examination of your neck and glands as well as dental x-rays. New light-activated products are also available for even earlier diagnosis of cancer.

Tongue Cancer? While rare, tongue cancer is one of the more common forms of oral cancer. Tongue cancer will usually start as a small sore on the tongue and grow into a larger mass.

Palate Cancer ?The upper palate in your mouth is also susceptible to cancer. Look for sores that never seem to heal on your upper palate and report any changes to your dentist immediately.

Salivary Gland Cancer? Often occurs when cancer spreads from another area of the body such as the thyroid. This is also true of Jaw Cancer.

Contact our office today to learn more about the many forms of oral cancer and how to prevent or treat them.

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