This is a big reason to see a dentist on a regular basis for checkups. As with many types of cancer, catching "mouth cancer" early greatly improves your chances of defeating it. A dentist has many tools at their disposal to see very small lesions that could be or eventually turn into cancer.
Answered Oct 30, 2016
See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing.
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