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Signs Of Oral Cancer: What Not To Ignore

By December 11, 2020No Comments

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This message from Future of Dentistry 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 Future of Dentistry can make all the difference, and only takes a few minutes. We’ve screened Patients from throughout Greater Boston and Merrimack Valley, who come to our practice for general and family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and much more. Call to schedule your next checkup today!

Contact Future of Dentistry:

781-245-2299

Locations (Tap Below To Open Your Office In Google Maps):


Future of Dentistry – Billerica
668 Boston Rd
Billerica, MA 01821

978-663-4303


Future of Dentistry – Dracut
149 Pleasant St
Dracut, MA 01826

978-957-1811


Future of Dentistry – North Andover/Willows Dental Group
795 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 01845

978-685-8313


Future of Dentistry – Wakefield
968 Main St
Wakefield, MA 01880

781-245-2299

 

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