Oral health problems can cause discomfort, pain, and other serious complications. Of course, this is not limited to problems with cavities and gum disease. Oral and pharyngeal cancer can also pose a serious threat to your oral health and function.
The American Dental Association recommends having a dentist perform a routine dental exam and cleaning twice each year. This will clean away all traces of plaque and tartar while also monitoring your mouth for overt signs of a problem.
If Dr. Malcolm J Boykin DDS finds any signs of gum disease or tooth decay he will present you with the appropriate treatment option. At the end of the dental exam, Dr. Malcolm J Boykin DDS will administer a basic screening for signs of oral and pharyngeal cancer.
Be sure to tell Dr. Malcolm J Boykin DDS know about any potential oral cancer or pharyngeal cancer symptoms you have noticed. Early detection can significantly increase your chances of treatment success.
This might include a persistent pain in your mouth, swelling, or a lump in your cheek. Pharyngeal cancer symptoms could also include a persistent sore throat, or a feeling like something is stuck in the back of your mouth.
If you live in the Ramona, CA, area and you have been experiencing symptoms of oral or pharyngeal cancer, you should call [phone] to schedule a checkup and cancer screening at [practice_name].