Yes, the risk of oral cancer increases with age. Any type of injury to the tongue or other site of the mouth must be thoroughly examined and followed up by the professional. The consumption of tobacco and alcohol are associated with the onset of mouth cancer.
Is there anything that can be done to solve the mobility problem in my teeth?
The first thing you should do is go to a dentist expert in periodontics (that is, an expert in diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases in the gums and the bone that supports the teeth (both natural and artificial teeth.) The periodontics will study your problem, will review your oral hygiene habits and medical history and will propose the appropriate treatment plan.
Keep in mind that certain diseases such as diabetes, among others, favor the appearance of periodontal disease and the problem of mobility in the teeth.
How does smoking affect the health of my mouth for many years?
The first, and most worrying, is that it increases the risk of oral cancer. Other consequences of tobacco use are:
- Delayed healing after tooth extraction or periodontal treatment
- Greater loss of bone in the jaws
- Bad breath
- Color changes in the teeth
- Decreased defenses and saliva quality
- Less blood flow and atrophy of the gum