Dental Exams Help Provide Early Detection of Oral Cancer

Dr. Lindsay B. Eastman is encouraging the public to show their support for Oral Cancer Awareness Month by taking some time to get screened for the condition. For many people, oral cancer can be treated. However, recognizing symptoms early on is important, as it can help prevent it from spreading further. Some early symptoms of oral cancer are:

  • Swellings or lumps on the lips, gums or areas inside the mouth
  • Unexplained bleeding from the mouth
  • Numbness or pain anywhere in the mouth
  • Feeling of a lump stuck in the throat
  • Pain in one ear without any loss of hearing

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call us for an appointment. These symptoms could also be signs of other conditions, so don’t let fear stand in your way of visiting us.

Early Detection is Crucial

It is important for people not to drag their feet when it comes to their oral health. Seeing your periodontist as often as needed to get examined for oral cancer in Lakewood, FL and Bradenton, FL can be very beneficial because the condition can spread quickly. Essentially, an early diagnosis can be a deciding factor in how effective treatment can be.

What to Expect During My Appointment

During an oral cancer screening in Lakewood, FL and Bradenton, FL, we will look at the lips, mouth, under the chin and lymph nodes in the neck for signs of cancer. We may also use infrared light to detect changes that may be hard to notice with the naked eye. We will also discuss your medical history.

Do not leave anything to chance in regards to oral cancer. Make an appointment to get screened in honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Contact our Bradenton office at 866-910-1325 or our Lakewood Ranch office at (941) 585-0869 to schedule your appointment with our caring and experienced team today.

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