What is Oral Cancer?

What is oral cancer? Am I at risk for it? At Philadelphia Dentistry we do oral cancer screenings with all our patients to make sure you are healthy. Oral cancer can be divided into two categories. One, occurring in your lips, teeth, gums, inside of your lips and cheeks, the front part of your tongue and the bottom and roof of your mouth. Two, it can occur in the middle region of your throat which includes your tonsils and the base of your tongue. This is why it is so important to maintain your routine check-ups with Philly Dentistry because we will be able to detect any early signs of oral cancer which will result in better treatment outcomes for you.

Symptoms of oral cancer. It’s important to know if any of these symptoms are occurring and do not disappear after two weeks to give Philly Dentistry a call.

Red/White patches
Pain or numbness in your mouth or lips
A sore or irritation that will not go away
A lump, rough spot, thickening or small eroded areas
Difficult time chewing, swallowing, speaking and or moving your tongue or jaw
If your teeth change in the way you close your mouth


If you notice any of these symptoms. Do not wait to call us it’s important to catch any of these signs right away so the problem doesn’t worsen. You’ll be in the best hands possible for your oral health, call today 215-568-6222.

Call us at 215.568.6277 or click here to contact us for an appointment
or for more information about our Philadelphia Cosmetic Dentist Services

Dr. Ken Cirka, DMD
Philadelphia Cosmetic Dentist
1601 Walnut Street
Suite 1302
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Tel: 215.568.6277
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