This message from Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte focuses on a very serious issue: oral cancer. Oral cancer claims tens of thousands of lives each year. Early detection can make all the difference!
At home, you can pay attention for any of the following:
- A lump or thickening in your throat
- White or red patches on your tongue, tonsils, or lining of your cheeks and gums
- Numbness of any oral feature
- Any type of lesion, cut, or canker-type sore that doesn’t heal within 14 days
If you notice anything unusual, be sure to tell us or your doctor.
If we notice anything suspicious, there is no immediate cause for alarm. We won’t know right away if we’re looking at is cancerous, but will probably refer you for additional testing.
Early detection can make all the difference. People from Cotswold, South Park, Myers Park, 28270, 28210, and 28262 come to Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte for complete general and cosmetic dentistry. Call to schedule your next checkup today!
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