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Never take chances with oral cancer – see a London SE1 dentist

22 / 08 / 2010

Of all the oral problems you could experience, none are quite so devastating and serious as oral cancer. This condition can kill in almost all cases if not caught in sufficient time and treated effectively. As you will probably be aware, one third of all people will suffer from cancer at some point in their life. This is a worrying statistic and one that means we have to be extra vigilant about the way we deal with strange and unusual things about our body. This could involve going to have a mole checked out, checking breasts and testicles for lumps and also, crucially, being aware of any painful or unusual marks in the mouth.

Oral cancer usually manifests itself in the mouth as small red or white sores that are very painful and do not clear up naturally after a week or so. The sores are often very sensitive to hot and cold food and drink and may also be bleeding. The other signs of oral cancer include bleeding in the mouth, unexplained weight loss and pain in the neck or head.

If you are unsure about anything in your mouth you need to have it checked out immediately by a London SE1 dentist. Even if it turns out to be nothing more than mouth ulcer it is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to cancer. If you do catch oral cancer in its early stages, you stand a greater than eighty per cent chance of surviving the disease but these odds begin to fall very quickly the longer you leave it.

The other important thing to remember is that by keeping up regular appointments with your dentist they will be able to examine your mouth for any signs of the disease, again increasing your chances of beating cancer should you be so unfortunate as to develop this terrible killer

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