By now, most people are well aware of the ill effects of the heavy consumption of alcohol. Diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and cirrhosis of the liver are just a few of the bad effects of years of drinking heavily. Recently, medical researchers have also discovered that heavy alcohol use is linked to oral cancer.
Oral cancer is a common cancer. Worldwide, it is the sixth most commonly contracted cancer. The reason why oral cancer is so dangerous is because it is difficult to detect. A full 2/3 of cases are already in their advanced stages before the patient finds out that they have the condition. By then, the cancer is much more difficult to treat.
Oral cancer can affect any of the soft tissues inside the mouth, such as the tongue, the lips, the palate, the floor of the mouth, and the tonsils. The main symptoms of oral cancer are sores, swelling, and discoloration. If you develop any of these symptoms and they do not go away after two weeks, consult Dr. Zadeh, Beverly Hills dentist, immediately. Dr. Zadeh is trained to detect signs of cancer early so that his patients can begin treatment. The earlier the oral cancer is caught, the more likely it is that it can be successfully treated.
Regular checkups with Dr. Zadeh can also help to detect the early signs of oral cancer, often before you are even aware that you have a problem. In addition, regular checkups can help you avoid problems such as periodontal disease, cavities, and other illnesses. Call the office of Dr. Zadeh to schedule your appointment.