Smoking and Oral Cancer
When most people think of the dangers of smoking, they usually only think of addiction and lung cancer. However, there is another danger that not many people think of – oral cancer. It is a form of cancer that can affect the lips, the inside of the mouth, including the gums. Tobacco usage of any type, such as chewing tobacco, cigarettes, pipes, and others all increase your risk of oral cancer. At the office of Dr. Andres de Cardenas, we want to inform our patients about all the potential diseases they may be at risk of, including Smoking and Oral Cancer.
If you are unsure if you have oral cancer or just a cold sore, the symptoms include tongue pain, tooth loss, a growth or lump inside your mouth, and jaw pain. If you have been experiencing these symptoms for several weeks, then coming to see Dr. Andres de Cardenas for a diagnosis, to see if it could be an infection or possibly Smoking and Oral Cancer. Dr. de Cardenas will examine your mouth to see if anything is out of the ordinary and take tissue samples to test in the lab.
Mouth Cancer Symptoms
There are several different treatments for oral cancer. You can have the tumor in your mouth removed, depending on its size. If your removal surgery to remove the tumor requires it, you may need reconstructive surgery in your mouth, due to Smoking and Oral Cancer. Dr. Andres de Cardenas is an expert in cosmetic dentistry and reconstructive surgeries, including implants. If you have experienced tooth loss from oral cancer or treatment, Dr. de Cardenas can reconstruct your teeth to give them a natural look. Before any steps are taken, Dr. de Cardenas sits with his patients to answer their questions and concerns to make them feel comfortable.
Dr. Andres de Cardenas is one of Miami’s top dentists. Voted the “Top Dentist in Miami” by Miami Metro Magazine, he is an expert in cosmetics, implants, prosthetics, and more. Our motto is “The most important person is the person right in front of me.” With one visit to our office, you will understand what we mean by that.
If want to learn more about Smoking and Oral Cancer, call us today at 305-251-3334 or click here to schedule an appointment!