Oral cancer can develop at any time. It is important to know what to look for and to tell your dentist or physician right away if you have any concerns.
If you experience any sign of irritation, tenderness, burning or a sore that won’t heal, tell your dentist of physician. Also call if you have pain, tenderness or numbness anywhere in your mouth or lips. The development of a lump or a wrinkled or bumpy patch inside your mouth can also be a sign of oral cancer. If the tissues in your mouth change color to gray, red or white, make an appointment to see your dentist or physician.