A dentist pulls an alarm signal: This is the "fatal" combination that can lead to oral cancer
In one of LiveDoc interviews, dentist Ionuţ Leahu spoke, among other things, about the causes of oral cancer. Like most teeth problems or gums and oral cancer, it also occurs because of poor dental hygiene and unhealthy habits.
"Poor dental hygiene, smoking and alcohol is the fatal combination of oral cancer. Smokers have very irritated mucosa because it needs to be renewed often, and when cells multiply at this rate, it's easy for one of them to create a cancerous cell, "Dr. Leahu explained.
When talking about the symptoms of this neoplasm, the doctor warns that any bruising, bleeding or burning sensation in any part of the mouth is a major alarm signal and it is time to go to the dentist as a matter of urgency.
Oral cancer treatment is usually done through life-threatening operations. "The cancer should be removed and a safety margin of a few centimeters left. And if you survive, what life do you have if you have to live without a jaw or a tongue. That's why prevention is the best, that is, to have proper dental hygiene, not to smoke, to go to the dentist regularly, "the doctor added.