Early detection of oral cancer is key to recovery, says leading Gloucester dental practice

Oral cancer cases have been on the rise in recent years and are usually related to smoking, drinking or the human papilloma virus. The dentists at Gloucester-based Affinity Dental Care & Implant Centre maintain that early detection through regular checkups is absolutely crucial to catching it early.

By Sarah Kent  |  Published
Gloucester-based Affinity Dental Care & Implant Centre says a regular check-up with a dentist is key to picking up on the early signs of any possible diseases in the mouth and throat.

Gloucester's Affinity Dental Care & Implant Centre is encouraging people to have regular check-ups with a dentist, to pick up on early signs of oral cancer. 

Oral cancer has several signs and symptoms that can be mistaken for common problems or changes in the mouth.

Symptoms like odd skin patches in your mouth or throat, or troublesome sores or ulcers that don't heal within two weeks.

These aren't always easy for us to detect because we can't see them that well. But your dentist can — and will quickly spot something that doesn't look right.

Dr Peter Workman is the practice owner and clinical director of Affinity Dental Care in Longlevens. He explains that oral cancer, although one of the less well-known types, has been rising at an alarming rate in recent years, with a spike in cases across the country and internationally.

He maintains that comprehensive check-ups are absolutely key to spotting the early signs of this serious disease.

Dr Workman said: 'Oral cancer is a serious and often undetected disease that can affect anyone, regardless of age or lifestyle. The key to combatting this silent threat lies in early detection and proactive management.

'Regular dental check-ups play a crucial role in this battle; to spot potential signs of oral cancer before they escalate.'

During a routine dental check-up, the experts at a surgery such as Affinity Dental will conduct a thorough examination of your oral cavity, including screening for any signs or symptoms of oral cancer.

'By detecting abnormalities early on, we can take swift action to address any concerns and provide you with the necessary guidance and support throughout your journey to optimal oral health.

'We understand that prevention is always better than cure. That's why we emphasise the importance of regular dental and hygiene visits as part of your overall health maintenance routine.

'By staying proactive and vigilant, you can take control of your oral health and reduce the risk of serious complications such as oral cancer.'

To schedule a comprehensive check-up with the team of experts at Affinity Dental Care & Implant Centre, call (01452) 526526 or visit affinitydentalcare.co.uk.

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