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Warning Signs of Oral Cancer: Not All as Obvious as You Expect Fort Mill, SC
Dr. Kavi Sagunarthy

Knowing the warning signs of anything bad can help you in the long run. You have a gas gauge on your automobile to warn you when you are getting low on gas. Your pants begin to become uncomfortably tight warning you when you have indulged in too many desserts. Your mouth also has warning signs to alert you when your oral health is compromised. Knowing the warning signs of oral cancer can help you catch this disease early and begin immediate treatment.

Oral cancer has a very high death rate of 43% at five years upon receiving the diagnosis. The main cause of the high death rate is the fact that many people miss the signs of this disease in its earliest stages. Understanding that your oral cavity is made up of your lips, teeth, gum tissue, floor of the mouth, palate, tongue, cheeks, throat, and sinuses. Without the knowledge that all of these areas are a part of what people call “the mouth,” many symptoms are overlooked.

Common signs of oral cancer include more than the obvious. The most prominent sign of oral cancer is a persistent sore inside the mouth that does not heal. Any type of “cold sore,” canker sore, or blister that persists longer than two weeks needs to be evaluated. It is also important to take note of changes inside your mouth. Any lump, bump, thickening of the cheek tissue, or growth needs to be brought to your dentist’s attention immediately. Other common signs of oral cancer include: feeling that something is “caught” inside the throat, numbness of the lips, tongue, or other area within the mouth, chronic hoarseness, or a difference in the way your teeth or dentures fit inside your mouth.

It is often the more uncommon signs of oral cancer that get people into trouble. For instance, persistent ear pain, a persistent sore throat, and dramatic weight loss are all common symptoms of oral cancer, yet many people overlook these signs as something else. Not attributing these signs to oral cancer can cause serious, and deadly, outcomes.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we want to know immediately of any changes that you notice in your oral health. No concern is too small. Our top priority is your oral health. Please contact us today.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

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Marsha Rose

The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

Don Rowley

The entire staff at Gold Hill Family Dentistry are professional, friendly, and very good at what they do. I’ve made numerous recommendations to family and friends. Very happy with the dental work they do. Scheduling, insurance processing, and follow up are always first class. Dr Kavi is the man.

Angelique Autumn McGowan

I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff are gracious, helpful, courteous and accommodating. Dr. Sagunarthy is a wonderful dentist. This is from someone who has always suffered with dental and gum issues. He is current on dental information, kind, gentle and professional! I am so happy to have found this practice!

Richard DeCristo

Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

Chrissy Jaselskis

Awesome dentist. Everyone was nice and professional. Very thorough job cleaning my teeth. Lots of great conversations. Staff made an uncomfortable place for me very comfortable. Thank you.

Thomas Dorsett

Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend the service, they take personal care with all patience. I have experienced some of the best Hygienist.

Bill Strickland

Great staff. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would heartily recommend as they have been taking care of my family for years.

Midge Zimmerman

I have dental anxiety. I dreaded locating a dentist after recently moving to the area. I had gone to another dentist in the area but quickly changed to Gold Hill Denistry. Dr. Sagarnathy and staff are always kind, gentle and concerned with my well being. They also do a really good dental work. Other than routine work, I have had an implant, and chipped tooth repaired, all are doing well.

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466