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Cancer is a word no one likes to hear. Even so, it needs to be addressed as soon as possible. That is why, our team here at Stone Lake Dental in Wichita Falls, Texas, takes pride in your oral health and is happy to talk to you about oral cancer.

Oral cancer can appear on your lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, floor or roof of your mouth and even in your throat. Despite their range of possible locations, there are symptoms to watch out for such as red or white patches, pain, tenderness, sores or irritations that won’t go away, a lump, difficulty swallowing or chewing, difficulty in talking, and even a change in your dental alignment.

Did you know, during your dental exam every six months, your dentist, Dr. Rafael A. Perez, or Dr. Sarah Fritzsch will check you for signs of oral cancer? Well, it’s true! That is one of the many important reasons your regular dental checkup should not be skipped. If you do find something suspicious, make sure to call our office right away to schedule an appointment, so we can treat it right away.

If you have questions about oral cancer or think it may be time for you to have a dental check-up, please call us today at 940-692-2851 to set up an appointment. Our devoted staff is happy to assist you in any way we can to help you with your oral health.