Oral Cancer Awareness Month- Free Screenings!

Here at Sealy Dental Center, we want to ensure that each of our patients are aware and full preventative of oral cancer. Oral and oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth and upper throat) unfortunately kills nearly one person every hour of every day of the year. Of the people diagnosed with these types of cancers, 40 percent will not survive longer than five years. However, many who do survive oral cancer suffer long-term problems, such as facial disfigurement or difficulties with eating and speaking. It is a serious disease that is sometimes not taken seriously and Sealy Dental Center is here to provide each patient with the screenings that are necessary for oral health.

The main issue we face today with oral cancer is the death rate associated with oral and oropharyngeal cancers remains particularly high because the cancers routinely are discovered late in their development. Fortunately, when oral and oropharyngeal cancers are detected and treated early, mortality and treatment-related health problems are reduced and can try to be treated, That is why Sealy Dental Center is here to help each of our current and new patients be proactive in their screenings. We want to ensure that everyone lives a happy and healthy life, so for the month of April we are providing each patient with FREE oral cancer screenings.

In between dental visits at Sealy Dental Center, it is important for patients to be aware of the following signs and symptoms, and to see a dentist if any of these symptoms proceed.

• soreness or irritation within the mouth
• red or white patches, or pain, tenderness, or numbness in mouth or lips
• lumps, thickening tissues, rough spots, crusty or eroded areas
• difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving your jaw or tongue
• a change in the way your teeth fit together when you close your mouth

If you have any of these symptoms please call Sealy Dental Center to make an appointment with one of our dentist professionals. If you are not experiencing any symptoms we still highly recommend that you come in to receive our FREE oral cancer screening. Why not be preventative with your oral treatment?

Call Sealy Dental Center today at 979-885-4856 to set up your appointment for your FREE oral cancer screening!

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