When was the last time you ever checked your smile for oral cancer? If it’s been while you are not alone. By neglecting your oral health checkups, you could be bypassing warning signs of oral cancer. That is why having a checkup at Cloverleaf Dental Center in Meriden, Connecticut, is essential to your oral health care.
Oral cancer can appear in many places like your lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, floor or roof of your mouth and even in your throat. Despite their array of possible locations, there are symptoms to watch out for such as red or white patches, pain, tenderness, sores or irritations that won’t go away, a lump, difficulty swallowing or chewing, difficulty in talking, and even a change in your dental alignment.
Did you know, during your oral health dental exam every six months, one of our dentists, Dr. Sheila Poetti, Dr. Avinash Bidra, Dr. Sana Tariq, or Dr. Ayesha Ali will check you for signs of oral cancer? Well, it’s true! That is one of the many chief reasons your regular dental checkup should not be skipped. If you do find something that makes you feel suspicious, make sure to call our office right away to schedule an appointment, so we can treat it right away.
If you have questions about possible oral cancer or think it may be time for you to have a dental check-up, please call us today at 203-634-8727 to set up an appointment. Our team is happy to assist you in any way we can to help you with your oral health.