Neutral Bay Family Dental

116 Military Road,  Neutral Bay, NSW 2089,  02 9908 4028
Within the Neutral Bay Medical Centre

Oral Cancer Check

Oral cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the tissues of the mouth, including the lips, gums, and tongue. It can also affect the pharynx (throat) and larynx (voice box). Oral cancer is a serious condition that can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.

The early stages of oral cancer may not cause any symptoms, which is why it is important to have regular check-ups with a dentist. During a routine dental exam, a dentist will look for any signs of oral cancer, such as lumps or abnormalities in the mouth. If caught early, oral cancer can often be treated successfully.

Risk factors for oral cancer include tobacco use (smoking or chewing tobacco), heavy alcohol consumption, and excessive exposure to sunlight. People with a family history of oral cancer may also be at an increased risk.

It is important to have regular check-ups with a dentist to detect oral cancer in its early stages. This can increase the chances of successful treatment and improve the outlook for patients with oral cancer. If you notice any changes in your mouth, such as lumps or sores that do not heal, it is important to see a dentist right away.

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