The oral cavity includes the lips, cheek lining, gums, the tongue, the hard palate, and the throat. Oral cancer is divided into two categories, one in the back of the throat, and the other in these oral extremities. It’s important to understand how serious oral cancer is and why you should visit us twice a year for an oral cancer screening.
If you notice a sore or irritation in the mouth that won’t go away, pain or tenderness in the mouth or lips, and/or difficulty chewing, consider an oral cancer screening. The goal of oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancer early when there is a greater chance for a cure. Smokers and heavy alcohol users increase their risk of oral cancer and may benefit from screening, the most.
If you have questions or concerns about oral cancer, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at the practice, visit www.riverwalkdental.ca for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Riverwalk Dental located at Canada, Alberta, T1B 4Y2, Medicine Hat, 101-7 Strachan Bay, SE, 403-456-4994.