What is mouth cancer?
Mouth cancer is where a tumour develops on the surface of the tongue, mouth, lips or gums. Tumours can also occur in the salivary glands, tonsils and the pharynx (the part of the throat from your mouth to your windpipe) but these are less common.
Fortunately, mouth cancer is not very common but it can be caused by things like smoking and excessive drinking. If this applies to you, then it’s worth getting frequent checks to ensure that if you are susceptible, you can get mouth cancer spotted and treated early.
Mouth Cancer Symptoms
Symptoms of mouth cancer can include red or white patches on the lining of your mouth or tongue, ulcers or bumps / lumps that appear and remain for a prolonged period. If any of these symptoms lost for over two weeks or more then it’s worth getting yourself checked out at your local Milton Keynes dentist.
Treatments for mouth cancer
Mouth cancer can be treated successfully if caught in time. Book a mouth cancer check up in Milton Keynes with a member of our dental team and we can carry out a thorough check. Tooth decay typically causes tooth ache but you may not have any symptoms until the tooth decay becomes more advanced. Our dental team in Milton Keynes will be able to see cavities during their routine examinations and recommend suitable treatment.