Did you know that the 5-year survival rate of oral cancer is only slightly above 64 percent? The sad truth is that oral cancer is often difficult to overcome if it is not found soon enough. 42,000 individuals in America will be diagnosed every year with oral cancer. To help avoid being a part of this number, or to ensure that you get early treatment, take time to look for the symptoms of oral cancer and visit our dentist for regular oral cancer screenings.
When the time comes to enhance your oral health care, make sure you work on looking for visual clues that indicate the presence of oral and throat cancer. If you are suffering from issues such as a chronic sore throat or have difficulties eating food, it could be linked to the disease. Furthermore, if you are experiencing dramatic weight loss, it may be due to oral cancer. Other common signs and symptoms associated with oral cancer include inflammation of your gums and mouth tissue, velvety white red or speckled patches, unexplained bleeding, and persistent sores. If you are experiencing any of these issues, visit our [dt_type].
Make sure to take diligent care of your oral health so that your smile and health can last for ages. For more information about oral cancer screenings, or to schedule a comprehensive oral examination with Dr. Edward Garry at Greenfield Family Dentistry, give us a call at 317-462-1252. We look forward to caring for you at our dental office in Greenfield, Indiana.