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Oral cancer is one of the most dangerous dental issues and can develop at any age, though many patients experience a full and successful recovery with early diagnosis. For this reason, it’s imperative to receive oral cancer screenings regularly or as soon as you notice any oral cancer symptoms. Below, we have listed the common oral cancer symptoms you should be aware of to know if you should seek an oral cancer screening:

– Significant weight loss that occurs unexpectedly
– Mouth bleeding that is unusual or unexplained
– Sores that take more than two weeks to heal
– Changes in the way your teeth align or trouble opening or closing your mouth
– Ear pain
– Numbing and/or a loss of feeling in your mouth, face, or around the neck
– Persistent lump in the throat
– Lumps, bumps, rough patches crusts, erosion, and other mouth irregularities
– A hard time swallowing, chewing, or speaking
– A sore throat that doesn’t go away
– Any changes in your voice
– Areas of the mouth that look red, white, or speckled

If you are due for an oral cancer screening in Plano, Texas, or are concerned about protecting your health from the effects of oral cancer. Call 972-468-1850 today to arrange a visit with our dentist, Dr. Jesse Taylor, at Plano Parkway Dental.