If You Notice Symptoms of Oral or Pharyngeal Cancer, You Should Schedule a Screening with a Dentist

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Your regular dental checkup includes several different treatments to both clean, preserve, detect, and treat oral health problems. It starts with a comprehensive dental cleaning followed by a dental exam. If Dr. Douglas Hauck finds any cavities or signs of periodontal disease he will explain your treatment options.

Once this phase of the dental check up is complete, Dr. Douglas Hauck will administer a basic screening for any early signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. Be sure to tell Dr. Douglas Hauck know about any potential oral cancer or pharyngeal cancer symptoms you have noticed. Early detection can significantly increase your chances of treatment success.

This might include a persistent pain in your mouth, swelling, or a lump in your cheek. Pharyngeal cancer symptoms could also include a persistent sore throat, or a feeling like something is stuck in the back of your mouth.

If you experience any of these symptoms in between dental checkups, you should not delay in seeking further diagnosis from Dr. Douglas Hauck. Catching these oral health maladies early can significantly increase your chances of treatment success.

If you live in the Newport Beach, California, area and you have been experiencing symptoms of oral or pharyngeal cancer, you should call 949-729-9950 to schedule a checkup and cancer screening at Hauck Cosmetic Dentistry