Mouth cancer is caused by the mutation of the DNA of cells in your lips or mouth. Healthy cells will simply die, but these mutated ones will continue to divide and grow.
Although the cause of mutation of these cells is not known, certain groups of people are predisposed to mouth cancer. Tobacco users, heavy drinkers, and those with a weakened immune system are at a high risk of contracting mouth cancer.
What Signs Of Oral Cancer Should You Look Out For?Whether you are in the risk group or not, you will need to watch out for any recurring health concerns. Mouth sores should not last longer than a couple of days, especially if you seek medical attention. If it persists, then there could be more to it. Pain in the mouth is yet another cause for alarm.
It is not common to feel numb in your mouth, and so any sign of that should have you rushing to make a doctor's appointment. Teeth don't just become weak unless an object hits you. If that's not the case, but they become weak anyway, you need to have them checked. You should also make an appointment with us if you notice persistent pain in the jaw or teeth.
More Symptoms Of Oral CancerA lump in the neck may seem like a regular occurrence, but it is a major health concern. If your jaws swell so much that you can't fit your dentures properly, then you certainly need to get checked by a medic. Surprisingly, bad breath is not to be dismissed as quickly as some people think.
If you have been following a healthy oral routine and still can't get rid of bad breath, then there could be more than meets the eye. We handle patients with these conditions every day. If you notice any of the said conditions, book an appointment with us immediately.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at Centennial Hills: (702) 660-5574, Summerlin: (702) 660-5576 today.