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Oral Cancer Exam

Oral cancer, also known as mouth cancer, is a kind of cancer that affects the tissues in the mouth. This cancer can occur in any part of the mouth, including the gums, lips, tongue, and even the roof of the mouth. Oral cancer is most commonly found in men and women over 40, and smoking tobacco is one of the main factors for developing the disease. We encourage patients to visit a dentist with oral cancer screenings as part of initial and periodic dental exams.

What are the symptoms of oral cancer?

Symptoms of possible oral cancer include:

  • Sores or lumps in the mouth that will not go away
  • Bleeding in the mouth
  • Pain in the mouth
  • Swelling in the jaw
  • Difficulty swallowing or chewing

If you experience any of the above symptoms, please visit a doctor or dentist who can evaluate the area.

Call us to schedule your free consultation.

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