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Warning Signs of Oral Cancer, Marietta

Warning Signs of Oral Cancer

Dentist and PatientOral cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, affecting tens of thousands of Americans every year, including residents of Marietta, Georgia.

What Are Some Signs and Symptoms of Oral Cancer?

If you notice any of the following on your tongue, inside of your cheeks, throat, roof of mouth, floor of your mouth, or gums, then you should see a dentist to get checked for oral cancer.

  • Sores and ulcers that don’t heal
  • Red or white patches
  • A sore throat or difficulty swallowing
  • Your voice is hoarse for no other apparent reason
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Lumps in your neck (swollen lymph nodes)

A biopsy of the area may be necessary to determine if in fact, it’s oral cancer or something to be concerned about.

Preventing Oral Cancer

To help lower your risk of developing oral cancer you should:

  • Avoid smoking or using tobacco products
  • Get vaccinated for HPV
  • Use an SPF lip balm
  • Only drink alcohol in moderation

Oral Cancer Checkups

Did you know that every time you visit the dentist for a professional cleaning and the dentist is looking in your mouth for cavities, we’re also checking for signs of oral cancer?

We also have special tools which can help us identify precancerous tissues before they’re more pronounced.

Get Screened For Oral Cancer Today

Don’t be a victim of oral cancer. Learn to spot the warning signs, avoid things that can cause this disease, and visit the Marietta dentist at Dental Care Center at Kennestone regularly for checkups. When caught as early as possible, most oral cancer can be treated. Call today to reserve an exam.

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Our Client Reviews

Dental Care Center at Kennestone

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 193 reviews

Angie W.

I absolutely love this dental experience. I used to dread having to make dental trips but since finding this office 4 years ago that took the dread away. From making the appointment, to visiting with the office staff. It's great. The Hygienist is very friendly. But that Dr. O,
she is a ray of sunshine. Perfect bedside manner, concerning, caring, helpful, and so very positive. I do not have dental insurance and could go somewhere else that may be a tad cheaper but I wouldn't trade this dental office for the world. They feel more like family. Give them a try you won't regret it!

Olivia

I am very happy I came to this dental office! I tend to avoid going to the dentist because of past experiences, but my visit today was 10/10!! The dental hygienist, Kelly, and Dr. Buffington were so nice and thorough. I highly recommend! So happy I found a good and nice dental office finally!! :)

Mark P.

Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

Nancy M.

I have been a patient here for many years. I’ve always had positive experiences. I especially like the Dental Hygenist “Callie”. She is just the best, always smiling and cheerful, just what you need at the Dentist. She is very experienced and I’ve learned a lot from her. All the Staff is very nice and polite and Dr Buffington is great also. I’ve had a lot of dental work done by her and never had a problem. She is very gentle and painless too!