Oral cancer can develop in any part of the mouth, including on the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, roof of the mouth, sinuses, and throat. Risk factors for oral cancer include smoking or chewing tobacco and excessive use of alcohol.
Oral cancer can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated early. For early detection and better chance for a cure, it is important to schedule regular oral heath exams. Even if you have dentures, it is important to have a dental professional perform an oral cancer exam to check the tissue underneath.
If you see something that looks suspicious, such as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away call Lakeshore Dental as soon as possible.