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Why Do We Get Rough Patches in Our Cheeks?
Posted on 9/7/2020 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
Why Do We Get Rough Patches in Our Cheeks?
Oral cancer is one of the most popular cancers that people suffer from. There are various reasons why a person could suffer from oral cancer. Although lots of people believe that cancer is hereditary, various lifestyle choices could also lead to oral cancer. This includes smoking, chewing tobacco or chewing betel leaf, alcohol consumption and various other vices.

Early Detection

When you visit professionals like us for a dental checkup, there are various things that we check the mouth and teeth for. Rough feelings inside of your cheeks could often lead to an early diagnosis of cancer. However, this doesn't necessarily always mean that you have cancer. This is why it is highly recommended that you get a dental exam done every 3-6 months with us.
A dental exam helps you to rule out the possibilities of oral cancer by conducting an extensive check on your gums, the back of your teeth, your cheek's, and your throat. This not only helps you to identify any early signs of cancer, but also helps you to start treatment in the nick of time. When cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, it is completely treatable and curable when the right measures are taken. Ignoring a possible growth or lump in your cheek could mean ignoring a prominent sign of cancer and this could mean that you could end up becoming very sick. Instead of risking your health, make sure that you visit professionals like us to ensure that you have nothing to worry about.
Although these rough patches inside your cheek could be a sign of cancer, it could also indicate overcrowding of the teeth in your mouth and this would mean a simple extraction procedure to align the teeth properly. This can also prevent constant biting of your cheeks which also results in bruising and lumps inside. The best ways to detect the problem is by booking an appointment with us today and let us examine your mouth to rule out any possibilities of oral cancer.
The doctors of Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants would like to inform you of the enhanced safety protocol developed for our office in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, American Dental Association, and local government, we have enhanced our already stringent protocols for hygiene and safety.

•  All patients and staff wear masks
•  All patients and guests are screened with a COVID-19 questionnaire and temperature check prior to admission to our clinic lobby. Hand hygiene is performed before entry.
•  All personnel have twice daily temperature checks
•  To allow for social distancing, we have reduced the number of patients and guests in the office at one time and spaced the seating in our lobby appropriately
•  Allow more time for disinfecting between patient encounters
•  Increased disinfection of frequently touched surfaces including counter tops, handles, lobby seating, and bathroom surfaces
•  New, single use pens to avoid germ sharing between patients and personnel
•  Procedural personnel wear N95/KN95 masks and face shields

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