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If You Notice These Oral Cancer Signs, You Need to Come In and See Us


Posted on 12/10/2018 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
If You Notice These Oral Cancer Signs, You Need to Come In and See UsWhen it comes to overcoming cancer, one of the keys is early detection. That is nice to say, but that does not mean you know how to do it. There are things to do and things to watch for that can help you detect possible oral cancer. If you see these signs, you need to know what the next step is.

Looking for the Signs
There are two ways to look for the signs of oral cancer. One is just through looking in the mirror every day. The second is by going through a more thorough self-exam. During the self-exam you need to look for signs.

The signs can involve looking for something specific, but they also can involve looking for things that change. That is why it is important to perform regular self-exams to spot changes in your oral health.There are specific things to look for that could signal a problem with oral cancer.

These include:

•  Persistent mouth sore. Sores in the mouth happen, but they heal with a little time. One that does not heal is a sign of a possible bigger problem.
•  Pain. Pain that does not go away is a sign that something is not right in the mouth.
•  Lumps. Lumps in the tongue or cheek need more investigation.
•  White or red patches. These can happen on the gums, the tongue or cheek.
•  Difficulty swallowing. The longer this goes on, the bigger the problem.
•  Difficulty chewing. When this continues, it is a sign of possible oral cancer.
•  Weight loss. This can mean many things, incluading oral cancer.
•  Persistent bad breath - This is a sign of several problems with oral health.

Some people may see these or some other signs of oral cancer and panic. They may assume that one of these signs means that they have oral cancer.

This is not always right. These are signs that there may be a problem and that there is a need for more investigation. They mean it is time to come to our offices and check with our dental professionals.

If you see any signs or have any worries about your oral health, contact our offices to schedule an appointment.

The doctors of Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants would like to inform you of the enhanced safety protocol developed for our office in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, American Dental Association, and local government, we have enhanced our already stringent protocols for hygiene and safety.

•  All patients and staff wear masks
•  All patients and guests are screened with a COVID-19 questionnaire and temperature check prior to admission to our clinic lobby. Hand hygiene is performed before entry.
•  All personnel have twice daily temperature checks
•  To allow for social distancing, we have reduced the number of patients and guests in the office at one time and spaced the seating in our lobby appropriately
•  Allow more time for disinfecting between patient encounters
•  Increased disinfection of frequently touched surfaces including counter tops, handles, lobby seating, and bathroom surfaces
•  New, single use pens to avoid germ sharing between patients and personnel
•  Procedural personnel wear N95/KN95 masks and face shields
MEET THE MADISON ORAL SURGERY & DENTAL IMPLANT TEAM AND SEE OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

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PHONE
(608) 274-0770

EMAIL
info@madisonoralsurgeons.com

LOCATION
2921 Landmark Place, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53713