The oral cavity is made up of the following parts of the mouth: the lips, the lining of the lips and cheeks, the teeth, the floor of the mouth under the tongue, the front two-thirds of the tongue, the bony top of the mouth, the gums, and the small area behind the wisdom teeth. Oral cancer can affect any or all of these areas. Due to the prevalence of this form of cancer it is important that all people are routinely checked/ screened. Early detection/diagnosis can significantly improve the chances of treatment and recovery.
Our trained dentists here at the Cosmetic Dental Clinic in Newcastle routinely screen all patients, for oral cancer, during each and every examination. For any concerned client, our Dentists will be able investigate any problematic or worrying areas associated with the oral cavity and also discuss the risk factors linked with oral cancer. Very often reassurance is all that is required but if necessary, rapid hospital referrals can be made via our surgery. Early Detection is Key!