It’s Oral Cancer Awareness Month

It’s oral cancer awareness month. If you have not been screened for oral cancer recently, you may want to schedule an appointment with your dentist.

Oral cancer remains one of the most under-diagnosed forms of cancers. Sometimes symptoms can be hard to spot because patients may not realize there has been a change in their oral cavity. Oral cancer is often diagnosed in its later stages which reduces the amount and type of treatments that are available. The best way to spot oral cancer in its earliest stage is to visit the dentist twice a year for preventive care visits. During a preventive care visit, Dr. Lynn Morgan can thoroughly examine your head and neck to determine if you have developed any signs of oral cancer. An oral cancer screening takes a few minutes but may offer a lifetime of benefits. Patients will receive an oral cancer screening during their biannual exam.  If there are signs of oral cancer present during your examination, Dr. Morgan will work with you to coordinate the next steps for your care.

Signs of Oral Cancer

  • Red or white patches on the mouth, tongue, or lips
  • A persistent sore throat
  • Lumps in the mouth or neck
  • Swelling or pain in the jaw
  • Numbness in the mouth
  • Difficultly or pain when swallowing or chewing

If you notice any of these signs for more than two weeks, we suggest you schedule an appointment with our Severna Park dental office. Dr. Morgan has advanced training and years of experience identify and treating complex dental issues. Our goal is to improve your oral health and get you the treatment you need.

Schedule An Appointment

Our Severna Park dental office is equipped with state of the art technology and a full range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry services to help patients achieve a healthier smile. We encourage patients to visit our Severna Park dental office for all their dentistry needs. If you need to schedule an oral cancer screening, please contact our office at 410.415.9015 or schedule an appointment online.