Oral cancer can show up in many forms as:
- Mouth cancer
- Tonsil cancer
- Throat cancer
Despite a common misconception that oral cancers are rarely diagnosed, your general dentist in Charlotte will tell you differently. The American Cancer Society says that at least 100 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed every day right here in the U.S. When you come to our office for a comprehensive exam and dental hygiene, be sure we’re always on the lookout for any signs of oral cancer. We conduct a thorough visual and manual screening of the inside of your mouth. We look at your gums, cheeks, tonsils, tongue — pretty much every square in your mouth. One of the most important things to remember about oral cancer that if it’s detected at a very early stage, chances of remission and survival are very good. This just another good reason to see your general dentist in Charlotte for regular visits so we can monitor your oral health closely.