Preventative Dentistry - Tampa, FL
Of the thousands of people who are diagnosed with oral cancer each year, two-thirds of the cases are found at the late stages of the disease. This is largely due to the fact that there is not a great level of awareness among the public of the symptoms and signs of oral cancer.Contact Us About a Free Consultation
While smoking and alcohol consumption can cause oral cancer, heavy usage of both increases the risk exponentially. Symptoms of oral cancer in Tampa, FL can include:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Problems chewing
- Sores in and around the mouth that last longer than two weeks
- Small lesions or lumps, pale or dark colored, in the mouth area
- A burning or pain in the location of a tumor
- Red or white areas on the mouth’s soft tissues
At Dr. Douglas G. Genninger, DDS, General Dentistry we don’t just check for cavities – our dentists have your health in mind. If you have any of the above symptoms, or any questions about something unusual in your mouth area, schedule a screening for oral cancer today.
To schedule your screening or consult a dentist call Dr. Douglas G. Genninger today.