The number of mouth cancers diagnosed has increased in the last decade
Mouth Cancer Action Month
1ST NOVEMBER 2015 TO 30TH NOVEMBER 2015
Mouth Cancer Action Month is held in November every year and is supported by the Mouth Cancer Foundation and the British Dental Health Foundation.
In the UK there were 7,700 cases of mouth, throat and head & neck cancers in 2011.
The number of mouth cancers diagnosed has increased by a third in the last decade alone, making it one of the UK’s fastest increasing cancers.
The good news is that EARLY DETECTION of mouth cancer can give you a near 90 per cent chance of survival. However if you leave it too long or don't check your mouth regularly your chances of survival plummet to 50 per cent. Keeping regular dental appointments and self checking your mouth really could save your life!
Tobacco use is still considered the main cause of mouth cancer. According to the World Health Organisation, up to half of current smokers will die of a tobacco-related illness – including mouth cancer
Drinking to excess can increase the risk of mouth cancer by four times. Those who smoke and drink are up to 30 times more likely to develop mouth cancer
Mouth cancer is twice more common in men than in women, though an increasing number of women are being diagnosed with the disease
Age is another factor, with people over the age of 40 more likely to be diagnosed, though more young people are now being affected than previously.
Poor diet is linked to a third of all cancer cases.
Experts suggest the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), transmitted through oral sex, could overtake tobacco and alcohol as the main risk factor within the coming decade.
Cancers can occur in any part of the mouth, tongue, lips, and adjacent areas like the throat, salivary glands, pharynx, larynx, sinus, and other sites in the head and neck area
If you ever have any concerns please contact your dentist or doctor for best advice..
Monday 18th May:
The government directives to help combat the effects of the Corona virus / Covid19 outbreak have now been in place since 24th March, with a further review of the national situation due around May 28th.
The Park Practice wishes to reassure that as this challenging time continues , the health and wellbeing of our patients and our dental team remains the utmost priority. We continue to adhere to the advice of the Chief Dental Officer with regard to treatment of presenting dental issues.
We very much appreciate the understanding of all patients who have called regarding a dental issue that has developed.
Our dentists have been advising many of our registered patients and also people looking to register with the practice, and we are extremely grateful that everybody has approached dealing with their dental challenge so positively and with understanding that we are limited in what options we can offer in these unprecedented times.
We will treat your dental issue within the practice when we are able to book clinical appointments.
Call our team on 0141- 334 1211 if you have developed a dental problem and we will triage over the phone and prescribe analgesics and/or antibiotics , if warranted by the symptoms. .
However, if you have had severe pain and/or swelling for more than 48 hours we will see if a referral to a centralised Dental Hub, administered by the Public Dental Service, is more appropriate.
The guidance issued on Tuesday 24th March was for dentists to cease any form of dental treatment within general dental practices. Since that date we have been contacting our patients who have a routine appointment booked and postponing until we are able to re-schedule to a more appropriate time. We are keeping positive that will be very soon! Please check this site for updates of when we will be able to begin scheduling of appointments.
We value all our patients and are really sorry we can't provide our normal level of service. After 20 years of caring for the local community we are all finding this very difficult but we will be here for you when "normality" resumes in time.
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