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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 43 reviews

Aly C.

This dental practice is a gem! The front desk staff are kind, efficient and welcoming. I was pleasantly surprised at the clinical staff’s fantastic bedside manner. Everything was explained in advance and this was very appreciated. My teeth have never felt better! Love, love, love the hygienist that worked with me. She is a rockstar. Thank you to the whole gang!

Caitlin G.

I've been going to Crabapple dental for many years and I can honestly say Dr. Roberts and her team are by far the best. It's hard to find a good dentist that takes the time to get to know you and truly cares about your health. I knew Dr. Roberts was special when she filled a few cavities for me, then called me later that night to make sure I was ok. I feel at home when I'm there and they always treat me so well. Kelly is so wonderful! She takes her time and makes going to the dentist an easy task. I never stress about going because I know she'll take care of me. She is so pleasant and efficient; truly the best experience and I leave feeling great. Both Kelly and Dr. Roberts are so gentle and that is the most important thing to me. Dr. Roberts has the most updated equipment and beautiful office to give the best experience. I travel from downtown to see them because they are the best! Don't hesitate to make an appointment; you won't be disappointed!!

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!!

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Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(678) 319-0123