Signs of Oral Cancer
- Red or white patches in your mouth
- Thickening of soft oral tissue
- Open sores
- Feeling of something caught in your throat
Oral Cancer Risk FactorsIf you smoke, chew, or vape tobacco, you are at a much higher risk of developing oral cancer. Patients with family history of cancer, are over the age of 45 or who drink alcohol heavily are also at higher risk. In recent years dentists have been finding oral cancer in younger and younger patients. Some patients as young as in their 20s have been diagnosed with oral cancer that is linked to HPV exposure. If you have or have been in contact with someone who has HPV, be sure to get screened for oral cancer regularly.
Oral Cancer ScreeningsDr. Spink provides every patient with a quick, painless oral cancer screening at every visit to our Birmingham, AL dentist office. The screening takes only two minutes and is non-invasive. This simple screening can help save your life.
Schedule A ConsultationEncourage everyone you know to get screened for oral cancer. To learn more about how Spink Dentistry can help you treat oral health concerns before they advance to complex dental concerns. Contact our Birmingham dentist office or schedule a visit online. Our dental care team will be with you every step of the way.
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