Here at Wolf and Osborne LTD, we believe in diagnosing damaging oral conditions as early as possible to increase the chances of successful treatment and help you regain your oral health. Our experienced dentists and team provide oral cancer screenings in Decatur, Illinois, to diagnose this form of cancer in its earliest stages and ensure you receive the care you need.

What Is Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer includes all cancers of the lips, tongue, floor of the mouth, cheeks, throat, sinus and hard and soft palates. Like all cancers, oral cancer can be life-threatening. However, it is also one of the most treatable forms of the disease when diagnosed early. We provide oral cancer screenings as part of your regular dental exams to ensure that any signs of oral cancer are noted and you can receive a diagnosis as soon as possible.

Signs of Oral Cancer

Common signs of oral cancer include:

  • Persistent sore throat or feeling that something is caught at the back of the throat
  • Unexplained bleeding in the mouth
  • Persistent or lasting sores of the face, neck or mouth – these sores often bleed easily and do not heal within two weeks
  • Unexplained loss of feeling, pain or numbness in the face, neck or mouth
  • Chronic ear pain
  • Lumps, bumps or rough spots on the gums or lips, or in other areas of the mouth
  • Red, white or speckled patches in the mouth
  • Difficulty chewing, speaking or swallowing
  • Changes in your bite or in the fit of oral appliances

Schedule An Appointment

We invite you to call our office at 217-875-7600 today to schedule an oral cancer screening with Dr. Kevin Wolf or Dr. Larry Osborne and learn more.