Lifesaving Facts About Oral Cancer

Any patient with facial and/or oral pain without an obvious cause or reason may also be at risk for oral cancer. Read the article below and please contact us so we may help. 
– Dr. Margossian

Before Oral Cancer ExaminationCancer is a disease that shows no discrimination. What makes oral cancer so scary is that it is often not diagnosed until a late stage, In fact, only one-third of all oral cancers are diagnosed in an early stage. While typically thought to affect older people, it’s now more prevalent in younger age groups. These facts make it crucial that you maintain good oral health, live a healthy lifestyle (including diet, proper exercise, and avoiding tobacco and alcohol), and have oral cancer exams during your routine dental checkups.

Oral cancer can often mimic a harmless mouth sore. If you notice any unusual sores or ulcers anywhere in your mouth that do not heal within 2-3 weeks, contact our office or a physician to make an appointment as soon as possible. To learn more about the causes and treatment options for oral cancer, read the article “Oral Cancer.”