April 03, 2014

Warning Signs of Oral Cancer

As part of our celebration of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, these are the warning signs of oral cancer:
  • red or white patches in or behind the mouth
  • mouth sores or ulcers that bleed easily and do not heal
  • unexplained lump in the neck, throat or floor of the mouth
  • difficulty or discomfort swallowing
  • pain and tenderness in segments of teeth or gums
  • change in the fit of dentures or partial dentures
  • visible change in mouth tissue
  • unpleasant sensations (pain, discomfort, numbness)
  • diminished ability to perform normal functions such as opening jaw, chewing or swallowing
  • unexplained swelling or fullness in neck 
Your Board Certified Prosthodontist is trained in oral cancer screening procedures.

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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