What Are the Symptoms of Oral Cancer?
The professionals at Amrutha Dental are highly qualified and equipped with latest technology to diagnose and treat gum disease at any stage.After thorough clinical assessment aided by X ray examinations, diagnosis of gum (periodontal) disease is established and treatment is rendered depending upon the stage the disease is in.
1. Early signs include white patch (Leukoplakia) or a red patch (Erythroplakia) on soft tissues of the mouth
2. Hoarseness, chronic sore throat, or change in voice (especially slurred speech).
3. A change in the way your teeth or dentures fit together.
4. Dramatic weight loss.
5. A lump in the neck.
6. Mouth sores that do not resolve in 14 days
7. Unexplained bleeding in the mouth.
8. Unexplained numbness, loss of feeling, or pain/tenderness in any area of the face, mouth, neck, or ear.
9. Difficulty chewing or swallowing, speaking, or moving the jaw or tongue
Methods of Oral cancer detection at Amrutha Dental
Oral cancer screening
The professionals at Amrutha Dental are trained in the early detection of precancerous and cancerous lesion in the mouth. During every dental visit, comprehensive evaluation of tongue, cheeks, lips, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate is done as part of routine oral cancer screening.
Upon identification of any suspicious lesion, thorough medical and dental history of patient is taken to rule out traumatic or other health related causes.
Suspicious lesions are then closely monitored over 2 weeks period. If lesions do not resolve within two weeks and if there is no contributing medical condition, several diagnostic steps are taken to reach confirmed diagnosis.
Early detection of Oral Cancer can save lives
If you notice any mouth ulcers which do not resolve in 2 weeks or know any friend or relative with the similar situation,
please call to schedule your oral cancer screening today…
This test involves gently scraping cells from the suspicious area with the help of a piece of cotton, a brush or wooden stick. Cells are then viewed under microscope to find out if they are abnormal.
This test involves removing a small piece of suspicious lesion with the help of a scalpel. Local anesthesia is used to make the procedure painless. Biopsy sample is then sent out to an oral pathologist to help in the diagnosis of the lesion.