The oral cavity is checked during each control. In case of any kind of tumour, prevention is the most important. Most types of oral tumours can be detected with a simple physical examination. The development of a tumour is basically related to the overall poor condition of the teeth. Unfortunately most of the people go to doctor only when they feel pain.
There is no need for a specialist to notice a mutation, everyone can observe himself/herself carefully with the help of a mirror. One needs to take a good look at his lips, palate, tongue and the area under the tongue.
It is highly recommended to visit a doctor in case of any of the following symptoms:
- pain in the mouth, throat or ears,
- mouth ulcer,
- an unusual white or red discoloration,
- lump or swelling on the lips, in the oral cavity or in the throat,
- difficult or painful chewing or swallowing,
- numbness in the mouth,