Have You Been A Cigarette Smoker? - Delaware, OH - Dr. Lechner

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Smoking Cigarettes?

Have you been a cigarette smoker either now or in the past? Do you want answers about the possibilities of getting mouth cancer?  Do you want to know exactly what are the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer?
To start with, it is essential to keep in mind that more than 25 percent of all oral cancers take place in men and women who do not smoke and who only consume alcohol from time to time. If you want more information like this please go to oralcancerfoundation.org.
Oral Cancer affects a ton of people, almost 42,000 people will be diagnosed with oral or throat cancer in America in the next year according to the ADA. Routine checkups are the most effective way so as to find oral cancer early on.
To address your concern, the below are the common symptoms and signs of mouth cancer:
- Swellings/thickenings, swellings, bumps, coarse spots/crusts, or worn down spots on the lips, gums, and/or other places in the mouth
- The formulation of creamy bright white, reddish colored, or polychromatic (red and white) spots inside the mouth
- Unusual bleeding throughout the mouth
- Odd tingling, loss of sensation, and pain/tenderness within any part of the face, mouth, or neck
- Persistent sores on the face, neck, or mouth that bleed quite easily and do not heal within a couple of weeks
- A pain or possibly sensation that something is caught in the rear of the throat
- Problem chewing as well as swallowing, speaking, or moving the mouth or tongue
- Hoarseness, persistent sore throat, and/or transformations in your voice
- Ear soreness
- A difference in the means of your teeth or false teeth fitting together-- a transformation in your "bite".
- Excessive loss of weight.
- In case you see any of these changes, speak to your dental practitioner quickly for a professional assessment.
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