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Beware, Most Common Symptoms of Oral Cancer

A paper that says: Diagnosis? Oral Cancer.

Cancer is a disease that occurs in the human body when abnormal cells in the body get produced, these cells can be cancerous. Oral cancer most often appears on the lip, and usually your lower lip. The most common places that a dentist finds oral cancer in the mouth are on the salivary glands, on the tonsils, near the back of the throat, esophagus, or on the tongue.

Signs & Symptoms of Oral Cancer

Dentists look for early signs & symptoms of oral cancer, and most times, they catch the growth of cancer before you would. It’s important that you know what they are so that if you spot any in your mouth, you know what it could be. Catching this disease early is crucial so if you see any signs or symptoms it’s important you see your dentist right away.

  • Any sore on your lip or mouth that isn’t healing on it’s own.
  • A lump in your neck or throat.
  • Redness or white spots in your mouth or on your lips.
  • Problems chewing, swallowing, or talking.
  • Pain when trying to move your jaw.
  • Losing teeth with no dental reason.
  • A lingering sore throat.
  • Having persistent mouth pain.
  • Jaw swelling that affects dentures if you wear them.
  • Weight loss for no apparent reason

When To See Your Dentist

If you have any of these symptoms for more than two weeks we recommend coming in to get a screening. We can see if you are having these symptoms because of something more serious like oral cancer, or another reason, like if there is an infection, we can help clear that up as well.

At Paradise Dental, we offer oral cancer screenings at every continued care appointment because oral cancer screenings are quick, painless, & they are essential to catching this at an early stage for a full recovery.

To come into Paradise Dental you can call us at (781) 780-2246 or contact us on our website. If you think you could have oral cancer, don’t wait another day, come into our office so we can catch this disease at it’s earliest stage.

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Marc C.
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Candice c.
It's the fanciest dentist I have ever been to. I really like the moisturizing heated hand treatment they offer while you're getting your teeth cleaned. They have lots of other little extras that make this place stand out above the rest. The cleaning and exam were pretty typical, but no complaints. I'm always wary of getting advice to replace fillings when they aren't bothering me, but that didn't happen.
Jeff G.
Great experience as always!!! State of the art office with a friendly and professional staff. I would not trust any other practice with my dental care.
Shelley K.
My first visit consisted of a consultation with Dr, Helyne Hamelburg whom I found to be very calm and relaxing as I am not a fan of any dental procedure. I will be having gum surgery in a few weeks and am actually not fearing the procedure which I have been putting off for years. Office is certainly state of the art which I had never experienced anything like it. Glad she was recommended to me by another Doctor who knew she would be a good fit for me.
John C.
The providers, hygienists, the entire staff are wonderful. I can't recommend them enough. They are efficient, courteous, and the office is inviting. I never thought I would say this about a dental office, but I get relaxed there. You get treated like your the only patient they have.
Jessica O.
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Barbara G.
The Dr.'s are professional and are well educated on the newest, cutting edge dental techniques. My whole family benefits from their expertise!
Paul M.
Always a great experience! Everyone is nice and friendly and make the visit very pleasant. They are always very professional and provide superb dental care.

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