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At BL Dental Miami, our top priority is to diagnose any concerns our patients have as early on as possible. The earlier we are able to address and treat them the better! That is why we offer oral cancer screenings in Coral Gables, Florida. Please give us a call today at 305-419-0887 to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Lizette Barzaga, and to learn more!

Oral cancer encompasses various types of cancers affecting the lips, tongue, floor of the mouth, cheeks, throat (pharynx), sinuses, and hard and soft palate. Although early detection can lead to successful treatment, most cases go unnoticed until they reach a severe stage, making them challenging to treat and potentially life-threatening. At our office, we are devoted to detecting and addressing oral cancers and abnormalities as early as possible. During routine dental cleanings and exams, our dentist and team conduct an oral cancer screening to identify potential signs.

Common symptoms of oral cancer include:

  • Difficulty in swallowing, speaking, or chewing
  • Unexplained bleeding in the mouth
  • Unexplained loss of feeling, pain, or numbness in the face, neck, or mouth
  • A sore on the face, neck, or mouth that easily bleeds and doesn’t heal within two weeks
  • Abnormalities like lumps, bumps, or rough spots on the gums, lips, or other mouth areas
  • Red, white, or speckled red-and-white patches in the mouth
  • Alterations in the alignment of teeth or dentures
  • Ear pain
  • A sensation of something caught in the back of the throat or a persistent sore throat

While our team conducts screenings for oral cancer to identify these symptoms and others, we encourage you to reach out if you notice any issues or experience dental pain. We are dedicated to assisting you in maintaining good health.