Expert’s opinion by Dr. Sachin Mittal about Oral Cancer
Dr. Sachin Mittal is one of the Best Dentists in Hisar Haryana. He has completed his bachelor’s in 2006 and Master’s in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology in 2011. In past years he has kept his focus on advancement in dentistry particularly in dental implants.
He received “Best Oral Implantologist of Haryana 2015” award by primetime media, “Leading Oral Implantologist of Haryana” brand achievers award 2015, and “ National Mother Teresa Samman Puruskar in 2014. He has been the youngest diplomate and fellow Of the International Congress of Oral Implantology USA among Haryana.
Oral cancer, a term not used much but it is one deadly cancer if not diagnosed early. Oral cancer is also known as mouth cancer.
It is called mouth cancer as it affects the mouth area like lips, gum tissue, cheek lining, or tongue. Basically, it starts with a white patch and continues to grow as an ulcer.
The basic symptoms of oral cancer can be:
- Ulcers or sores that do not heal
- Continuous swelling
- Red and white patches in the mouth
- Ear Pain
- Neck pain
- Pain during swallowing
According to Dr. Sachin Mittal, The major factor that causes oral cancer can be smoking and chewing tobacco, extreme sun exposure, HPV infection, Gastro-esophageal reflux disease, and prior radiation.
The risk of mouth cancer is high in people who smoke, chew tobacco, and paan. The lips and inner part of the mouth are made up of thin, flat cells called Squamous cells. The mutation in the DNA of the cell causes oral cancer. The healthy cells die and mutated cells grow to form tumors.
As soon as you came to know these symptoms, consult the Best Dentist and Best dental clinic for a proper diagnosis. The type and stage of cancer are known by physical examination and biopsy techniques.
A small tissue sample is taken and sent for laboratory testing in the biopsy. Mouth cancer stages are indicated as Stage 1 to stage 4. A lower stage indicates a smaller cancer confined to one area.
A higher stage, such as stage IV, indicates a larger cancer or that cancer has spread to other areas of the head or neck or to other areas of the body. Cancer’s stage helps the doctor to determine treatment options.
To save your mouth from getting cancer, follow the preventive steps like quitting cigarettes, cigars, tobacco, and alcohol for healthy teeth. Eat a healthy diet, minimize sun exposure or apply sunscreen to the lips and avoid eating junk foods.
Make an appointment with Dr. Sachin Mittal as early as possible, if you see such symptoms in your mouth.