Oral Cancers Dentist, Hawthorn East
Due to the nature of the dental profession, dentists are usually the first people to recognize oral cancer, or other soft tissue disorders. Smoking tobacco, heavy alcohol use, excessive sun exposure to your lips, the HPV (human papillomavirus) and weakened immune systems are all risk factors for the increase of oral cancers.
Oral cancer can occur on the gums, tongue, lips, inner cheek, floor of the mouth, or involve your soft or hard palate. If you have soft tissue lesions in your mouth, or need any advice, please see one of our dentists for an oral health check as soon as possible. In general, the earlier that oral cancer is diagnosed, the better the outlook