Frequently Asked Questions
What are the chances of getting mouth cancer?
Unproven or controversial risk factors
- Mouthwash. Some studies have suggested that mouthwash with a high alcohol content might be linked to a higher risk of oral and oropharyngeal cancers.
- Irritation from dentures. It's been suggested that long-term irritation of the lining of the mouth caused by poorly fitting dentures is a risk factor for oral cancer.
- Oral health. ...
What are the early signs of mouth cancer?
Early signs of mouth cancer. 1. White or red patches. The development of velvety white, red, or white and red patches on the surface of the gums, tongue, or other areas in your mouth is the most common warning sign of mouth cancer. However, it’s not all patches that signifies oral cancer.
What are the basics of mouth cancer?
Signs and symptoms of mouth cancer may include:
- A lip or mouth sore that doesn't heal
- A white or reddish patch on the inside of your mouth
- Loose teeth
- A growth or lump inside your mouth
- Mouth pain
- Ear pain
- Difficult or painful swallowing
What is the best treatment for mouth cancer?
Your doctor might recommend that you:
- Get a dental checkup. Visit your dentist before you begin cancer treatment to take care of any unresolved dental issues, such as gum disease, cavities or teeth that need to ...
- Tell your doctor if you have a history of mouth sores. ...
- Take care of your teeth. ...
- Stop smoking. ...
- Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. ...