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Although oral cancer can be lethal, many individuals fail to ever come in for oral cancer screenings. If you discover any potential abnormalities or signs of change with your oral health, you should always consult with your dentist.

Normal signs and symptoms of oral cancer can often appear as visible irregularities in your mouth and face area. This can include strange and abnormal lumps, bumps, crusts, erosions, lesions, and sores. Nevertheless, symptoms can vary greatly from person to person. Some people may experience a host of ailments while others show no signs of any symptoms at all.

Other common signs of oral cancer include drastic weight loss, a consistent sore throat, a feeling of a lump in the back of your throat, jaw and face pain, numbness or loss of feeling of your face, neck, or jaw, constant bleeding that rarely or easily heals, and various aches and pains such as earaches. Oral cancers can even make menial tasks such as breathing and eating difficult or labored.

You may be at an increased risk for oral cancer. Oak Park Dentistry is here to help you with all your oral health needs. For a complete diagnosis from Dr. Ronald Flachs and our team at our dentist office in Portage, Michigan, you can schedule an appointment by calling us at 269-375-0800. We look forward to improving your smile!