Signs Of Oral Cancer: What Not To Ignore

oral cancer signs San Diego

This message from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego focuses on a very serious issue: oral cancer. Oral cancer claims tens of thousands of lives each year, which is why we offer oral cancer screenings at each checkup. Early detection can make all the difference!

At home, you can pay attention for any of the following:

  • Have a lump or thickening in your throat
  • Have white or red patches on your tongue, tonsils, or lining of your cheeks and gums
  • Notice numbness of any oral feature
  • Have any type of lesion, cut, or canker-type sore that doesn’t heal within 14 days

If you notice anything unusual, be sure to tell us or your doctor.

We perform basic screenings. If we notice anything suspicious, there is no immediate cause for alarm. We won’t know right away if we’re looking at is cancerous, but will probably refer you for additional testing.

Early detection through an oral cancer screening at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego can make all the difference, and only takes a few minutes. People from Hillcrest, Mission Hills, and Bankers Hill also come to our practice for complete general and restorative dentistry. Call to schedule your next checkup today!

Contact Marcos Ortega DDS:

619-295-4545

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


306 Walnut Ave Ste 25
San Diego, California
92103

 

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