|A letter on coronavirus awareness from Cameo Dental Specialists|
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Vladana Babcic Tal DMD
|One of the most important reasons to keep your regular dental checkups it's because they can detect other more serious conditions going on in the rest of your body, including cancer.
When you come in for a regular dental checkup, we always look around your mouth for signs of oral cancer. The scariest thing about this disease is that it usually has no symptoms that may catch your attention.
Symptoms of Oral CancerSome symptoms that you can look out for are:
Symptoms of Neck CancerDepending on the stage and location, each type of cancer has specific symptoms, but there are some general things that you can look out for:
How to Do a Self-ExamAs with many other types of cancer, doing a self-exam at home is one of the most important things you can do to catch the disease early. Using a mirror, examine the floor of your mouth and under the tongue, where more than half of all oral cancer start. You should also be examining the roof of your mouth, your cheeks, lips, and the back of your throat for any of the signs mentioned.
For a neck exam, you should check your jaw by your ears, behind the ear nodes, the side neck muscles, the gullet, the chin, and the clavicle clutch. You will be looking for any lumps or bumps.
If you want to learn how to do a thorough oral and neck exam at home, please let us know and we will show you how to do it properly.
The Cameo doctors who lead our experienced and highly trained staff provide exceptional care in a friendly and comfortable environment.
Call Cameo Dental Specialists today to schedule an appointment at one of our locations in Chicago, Berwyn, River Forest and La Grange, IL.
7603 West North Avenue
River Forest, Illinois 60305
3116 Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, Illinois 60402
475 West 55th Street, Suite 208
La Grange, Illinois 60525
910 W. Van Buren Suite 600
Chicago, Illinois 60607