Your mouth is part of the oral cavity, which also includes your lips, cheek lining, gums, the front part of your tongue, floor of the mouth and the hard palate (roof of your mouth). The throat (pharynx) starts at the soft part of the roof of your mouth and continues back into your throat. It includes the back section of your tongue as well as the base where the tongue attaches to the floor of your mouth.
During your dental visit, your dentist can talk to you about your health history and examine these areas for signs of mouth and/or throat cancer. Regular visits to your dentist can improve the chances that any suspicious changes in your oral health will be caught early, at a time when cancer can be treated more easily.
Symptoms of Mouth or Throat Cancer
Sores that bleed easily or do not heal
Thick or hard spot or lump
Roughened or crusted area
Numbness, pain or tenderness
A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite down
Make sure to tell your dentist about any problems you have when chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving your tongue or jaw.
At Sienella Thomaszadeh, DDS in Atascadero, our dentists will include a thorough oral cancer screening, including a VizLite scan, during your comprehensive exam. Give us a call at (805) 461-1772 to schedule your check-up today.
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