It’s important to us that you have all the information about your oral health and dental implant Serangoon Gardens options. Our core values are integrity and transparency and we feel a well informed patient is our best customer.
That’s why we decided to put together some information on oral cancer that you might find useful. For example, did you know that:
- There are actually two different kinds of oral cancer? There is the type that forms in your mouth and on your cheeks and gums and the other kind that starts at the back of your tongue and deeper down your throat.
- Both of these cancers account for almost 3% of the cancer deaths in the United States on a yearly basis?
Like any other type of disease, there are some things that you can watch for. If you have any of the symptoms that don’t disappear in a few weeks, you should come and see one of our dentists.
If you notice a sore inside your mouth that doesn’t seem to be healing up, you could have an issue. Red or white patches on the inside of your mouth are another red flag. If you have any kind of difficulty moving your tongue or jaw or speaking and swallowing, you should go to the dentist immediately.
Understanding how to be proactive when it comes to oral cancer is a good idea. We’ve taken the same steps with our dental implant Serangoon Gardens options by offering several different kinds of anesthetic for the procedure. Local, general or intravenous sedation is available upon request. Our priority is to make sure we get the work done professionally and efficiently and you are comfortable and relaxed throughout.
Avoiding Oral Cancer
There are a number of things that you should stay away from to avoid oral cancers. If you drink excessively and smoke, you stand a higher chance of developing this disease. Men have twice the risk that women do for developing oral cancer.
If you work outside, you stand a higher risk too and it’s necessary to use UV protection for your lips. Some studies have even pointed to poor nutrition as one of the contributing factors. Keep in mind that your dentist can screen for this disease during one of your regular checkups.
In fact, if you’re planning on having dental implant Serangoon Gardens procedures, we can check before starting for oral cancer.