What are the signs of mouth cancer?
Symptoms of mouth cancer can appear on the lips, tongue, gums and cheek, in the form of ulcers which do not heal in three weeks, red and white patches, or unusual swellings in the mouth, head or neck. Early detection is crucial to survival, so it is important to visit your dentist regularly.
How can my dentist detect early signs of mouth cancer?
At CK Dental in Bristol, dental surgeon Cornelius Krause performs a thorough examination at every check-up, to look for early signs of mouth cancer. As part of the examination at his Bristol clinic, dentist Mr Krause will look at six key areas:
- The head and neck, to check for any asymmetry in the form of lumps, bumps or swelling
- The lips, to seek out any sores, lumps, bumps or changes in texture or colour
- The inner cheeks, looking for red, white or dark patches, lumps or ulcers
- The roof of the mouth, where there may be lumps or changes in colour that would be indicative of early stage mouth cancer
- The tongue, checking for swelling or changes to the colour or texture of the surface
- The floor of the mouth, where the specialist dentist will look for lumps, swellings or colour changes
If you’re concerned about mouth cancer, or think you may display some of the symptoms listed above, dentist Mr Krause can help to put your mind at rest. At his clinic in Bristol, Mr Krause offers the very latest in dental technology together with a calm and gentle approach, to provide complete reassurance for his patients.
Remember: “If in doubt, get checked out”. If you are concerned and need more information, click on www.mouthcancer.org.
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