November is Mouth Cancer Awareness Month
Don’t forget November is mouth cancer awareness month.
Your dentist will provide you with full screening as part of your general dental exam appointment.
Things to look out for are listed below, and if you’ve not visited in a while why not give us a call.
Common symptoms of mouth cancer
1 A sore or ulcer in the mouth that persists more than three weeks.
2 A white or red patch on the gums, tongue, or lining of the mouth.
3 A lump anywhere in the mouth.
4 Swelling of the jaw that causes dentures to fit poorly or become uncomfortable.
5 Difficulty in chewing or moving the jaw or tongue.
6 Numbness of the tongue or mouth.
7 A feeling that something is caught in the throat.
8 Difficulty in swallowing.
9 A chronic sore throat or voice change (hoarseness) that persists more than six weeks.
10 Neck swelling present that persists more than three weeks.
11 Unexplained tooth mobility persisting for more than three weeks
12 Persistent nasal obstruction/mucus causing difficulty breathing through nose.
13 Unexplained earache.
Most things will have a simple and treatable explanation.....but its worth having any concerns checked
Many thanks The team at Ernevale House