What are the symptoms of oral cancer?
The symptoms for oral cancer include:
- A sore or lesion in the mouth that does not heal
- Red or white patches on the gums, tongue, or inside of the mouth
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
- Pain in the ear
- Numbness in the face
- Swelling of the jaw
- Loose teeth
- Lumps in the neck
- Persistent bad breath
How is oral cancer surgery performed?
The surgical removal of cancerous tissue is a common treatment for oral cancer. If the cancer is caught early, the surgery may be the only treatment needed. If advanced stages of cancer are present, additional treatments may be necessary. These may include chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Your oral surgeon Tustin, CA and oncologist will work together to develop the best treatment plan for you.
During your consultation, your dentist will discuss your options for oral cancer surgery and answer any questions you may have about the procedure.
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What can I expect after having oral cancer surgery?
After your procedure, you may experience some discomfort and swelling around the surgical site. This is usually managed with pain medication and cold compresses. Your dentist will schedule a follow-up appointment with you to monitor your progress. It is important to follow all post-operative instructions carefully to ensure a smooth recovery.
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