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Protect Your Health: Discover the Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings!

March 25, 2024

Your oral health plays an important role in your overall well-being, and regular checkups can help detect potential issues before they become serious problems. At the office of Morgan Hill Dental Care, our dedicated staff takes your dental health seriously and aims to provide you with the best possible care. Let's discuss the importance of oral cancer screenings and how they can protect your health.

The Growing Concern of Oral Cancer

According to the American Dental Association, over 50,000 adults in the United States will get diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year, with 10,000 fatalities. Although these numbers remain alarmingly high, prevention and early detection minimize the risks and support favorable treatment outcomes.

Early Detection: The Key to Successful Treatment

At our office, we prioritize your overall well-being and provide comprehensive oral cancer screenings as part of our dental checkup visits. During these examinations, we'll closely inspect the tissues in and around the oral cavity while also palpating the jaw, neck, and under the chin for any suspicious lesions or lumps. By staying vigilant and identifying potential signs of cancer early on, we can help ensure that you receive the appropriate treatment.

Recognizing the Symptoms of Oral Cancer

While many oral health issues can be resolved with proper dental care, it's essential to stay informed about potential symptoms of more serious conditions. If you notice any of the following changes or lingering symptoms in or around the oral cavity, contact our office right away:

  • Mouth ulcers or lesions that don't seem to heal
  • Unusual lumps or thickened areas
  • Red or White patches
  • Persistent swelling of unknown origin
  • Painful swallowing, a painful tongue, ear or neck ache
  • Constantly feeling like something is stuck in your throat
  • Tenderness or numbness in mouth or lips
  • Loose teeth
  • Jaw pain or stiffness

Quality Dental Care for a Healthy Smile

Your health and well-being are our top priorities at the office of Morgan Hill Dental Care. By staying proactive about your oral care, we can help detect potential issues early on and provide you with the appropriate treatment. To learn more about the services we offer or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today.

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18455 Technology Drive
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Call our office to make an appointment, or for any Questions/Concerns:
(408) 465-0770

Emergency Number:
(408) 410-4837

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