Oral cancer is a condition that needs to be caught early. If ignored or left untreated, it can become fatal. Did you know, your oral health care checkups include a free cancer screening? Well, it’s true! Luckily, our team here at Greg Wolfe Family Dentistry in Ventura, California, cares for your oral health and strives to give you the basic information on all your oral health care needs, including oral cancer.
Oral cancer needs to be addressed immediately and can appear on your lips, gums, cheeks, tongue, the floor or roof of your mouth, and even the throat. What many people may not understand is your six-month checkup includes a basic oral cancer screening, so you can get checked regularly and catch it early if it should happen.
Symptoms of oral cancer can include pain, soreness, redness and irritation, red or white patches, lumps in your mouth, difficulty chewing, and the way your teeth are aligned. If you think you are experiencing any symptoms, please be sure to contact your dentist, Dr. Greg L. Wolfe, right away, so you can get the proper screening.
To put it simply, smoking, drinking and any other form of tobacco use will also increase your risk of oral cancer dramatically. That is why it is important to avoid tobacco at all costs. If you still have questions or need a dental checkup so you can have your oral cancer screening, call us today at 805-654-1174 to set up an appointment. Our proficient staff is always happy to help you and your smile stay healthy for years to come.