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Oral cancer is a serious, and often deadly, disease that affects thousands of Americans each year. While this is a prominent disease among tobacco users, non-tobacco users can also be affected by this disease. Any cancer diagnosis can be scary news to receive. Even with all of the advancements in treatments, cancer has a high death rate throughout the world. Knowing the signs and symptoms of oral cancer is incredibly important and can help to save your life. The deadliest cases occur when people miss the earliest signs of the disease and do not seek treatment until it is too late.

Understanding that your oral cavity consists of more than just your mouth is one of the first steps in knowing the signs and symptoms of oral cancer. The oral cavity is made up of the lips, teeth, gums, cheeks, palate, floor of the mouth, throat, and sinuses. Knowing this allows you to have a broader view of your oral health, helping you to catch anything suspicious.

Below are common signs and symptoms or oral cancer:

  • Any type of lump, bump, or growth anywhere in the oral cavity
  • Rough or crusty spots inside the mouth or throat
  • White, red, or speckled patches on the lips, mouth, or throat
  • Persistent sores in the oral cavity
  • Unexplained bleeding inside the mouth
  • Unexplained numbness in the lips, tongue, or throat
  • A “clogged” feeling in your throat that you cannot clear
  • A change in the sound of your voice
  • Chronic hoarseness
  • Chronic sore throat
  • Ear pain
  • Dentures that no longer fit properly
  • Dramatic weight loss

As you can see from the list above, not all signs and symptoms of oral cancer are obvious. Ear pain, sore throat, or weight loss are not what you would typically think of when trying to identify oral cancer, yet with the inner-connection of the oral cavity, the symptoms are much more far-reaching than many assume.

Contact Crabapple Dental today with any of your oral health care concerns.

Posted on behalf of Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (678) 319-0123


Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Our Patient Reviews

Crabapple Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 39 reviews

Kim B.

This is by far the most customer focused dental practice I’ve ever experienced. Starting with Dr Roberts and her entire staff! Immediately I felt I was a priority and my anxiety slowly disappeared. She has state of the art technology and is a pleasure to work with!! She contacted me after hours to check on me after certain procedures!! Highly recommend!!!! A very warm and nurturing environment!!

Linda S.

Dr. Roberts and her entire staff are very friendly and professional. Dr. Roberts has a great "bedside manner" and clearly explains what she needs to and why, in a very calming manner. She is a perfectionist in her work, and I can honestly say I've never experienced pain during several crown procedures. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone.

Skyler S.

Every time I walk into Dr. Roberts' office, I feel at home. The establishment is clean and welcoming, and the staff is so friendly! I live in Atlanta, and I still make the trip up to Alpharetta just to go back to Crabapple Dental because I appreciate everything they do so much. They always have the most up to date technology and tools that makes my mouth feel more clean each time I go. Definitely recommend!

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Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(678) 319-0123