The Basics of Oral Cancer

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Oral cancer is not something to take lightly. Cancer can be dangerous and if left untreated, deadly. That is why our office here at Kirti Tewari Dental PC in Bronx, New York, offers oral cancer screenings in your dental checkup. It is also important to know what to look for, which is why we are happy to offer this basic information on oral cancer.

Oral cancer can show up on your lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, floor or roof of your mouth and even in your throat. Despite their variety of possible locations, there are symptoms to watch out for such as red or white patches, pain, tenderness, sores or irritations that won’t go away, a lump, difficulty swallowing or chewing, difficulty in talking, and even a change in your dental alignment.

Did you know, during your six-month dental exam, your dentist, Dr. Kirti Tewari will check you for signs of oral cancer? Well, it’s true! That is one of the many significant reasons your regular dental checkup should not be skipped. If you do discover something suspicious, make sure to call our office right away to schedule an appointment, so we can treat it right away.

If you have any more questions about oral cancer or think it may be time for you to have a dental check-up, please call us today at 718-547-7570 to set up an appointment. Our professional staff is happy to assist you in any way we can to help you with your oral health.