Posted .

Cancer is a severe health condition that can strike at any age and any moment. In the United States, over 40,000 people will be analyzed and diagnosed with oral cancer each year. If you notice any irregularities in your oral health, get a screening as soon as possible, as the sooner cancer is detected the more likely you are to recover.

Pain and discomfort is often present with oral cancer, including ear pain and earaches, persistent sore throats, various difficulties involving eating, chewing, and speaking, and numbness or loss of pain in the face or surrounding areas. If you notice any of these symptoms, schedule an oral cancer screening with our team.

Frequent symptoms of oral cancer are often visual in nature. This can include irregular or abnormal patterns on your head, neck, face, or mouth. Visual markings include bumps, crusty patches, discolored marks, swelling, lumps, and erosions. Unexplained and persistent bleeding is also prominent with oral cancer, as are sores that fail to heal after at least two weeks.

If you are looking for an oral cancer screening, contact Dr. John Cronkrite, John Felkner and our team at Szmanda Dental Edgar. We can be reached by calling us at 715-352-2700 to book a reservation to see us at our office in Edgar, Wisconsin. With the help of our team, the pathway to a safer smile and better health can be yours.