Diagnosis and Treatment of Oral Cancer
Your best defense against oral cancer starts with regular visits to your dentist. Each routine office visit is your chance to have the trained eyes and experience of Dr. Ashkan Alizadeh looking for the first signs and the early stages of oral cancer. But if you notice any of the following symptoms anywhere in your mouth, schedule an appointment with the Marconi Dental Group of Carmichael immediately:
Symptoms of Oral Cancer
- a sore that does not heal or that bleeds
- a lump, thickening or damaged area in your mouth
- a red or white spot that you recently noticed
- pain, swelling, numbness or tenderness in the mouth or lips
- problems swallowing or chewing.
There are many possible causes to the above problems, but it’s important that a serious health issue is ruled out. Just because you never smoked or chewed tobacco doesn’t mean you’re immune to oral cancers. Taking a wait-and-see approach with a problem that could be serious is not wise! Don’t wait to see what comes about – make an appointment with the Marconi Dental Group today!
Treatment of Oral Cancer
The first step in conclusively diagnosing oral cancer, a step that cannot be taken without professional assistance, is an initial brush biopsy. The brush biopsy, or brush test, is not invasive. It simply involves collecting some cells from your mouth for testing. A positive identification requires a tissue biopsy. Treatment varies based on the diagnosis, but Dr. Alizadeh works along with your medical doctor, forming a plan of attack to defeat the disease quickly and completely. If you suspect a problem, knowledge is better than fear, so call the Marconi Dental Group now for an appointment. Together we will figure out what is going on and what needs to be done to fix it.