Oral Cancer

Our dental clinic's oral cancer screening is vital to our commitment to your overall health. A thorough examination of the oral cavity and related structures can detect early signs of oral cancer. Early detection is crucial as it significantly increases the chances of successful treatment. This screening is a routine part of your dental visit, reflecting our proactive dental and general health care approach.

Understanding Oral Cancer

Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth, including the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx (throat). It can present as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. Oral cancer, which includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and throat, can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.

Indicators of Oral Cancer

Signs of oral cancer may include sores, lumps, or rough areas in the mouth, difficulty in chewing or swallowing, a change in your bite, unexplained bleeding, numbness, and persistent pain. However, it's important to note that not all of these symptoms indicate cancer, but they warrant examination.

The Oral Cancer Screening Process

During an oral cancer screening, our dentist will look over the inside of your mouth to check for red or white patches or mouth sores. Using gloved hands, the dentist will also feel the tissues in your mouth to check for lumps or other abnormalities. In some cases, additional tests may be used to aid in identifying areas of abnormal cells in the mouth.

Our Role in Early Detection

As dental professionals, we are often the first line of defense against oral cancer. Our training and experience enable us to recognize the early signs of this disease. Regular dental visits for cleanings and checkups allow us to monitor the health of your mouth continually.

Next Steps After Screening

In the event we identify any signs indicative of oral cancer. In that case, the next step is a referral to a specialist for further evaluation, which may include a biopsy of the area. We coordinate with healthcare providers to ensure you receive comprehensive care and support throughout this process.

Maintaining Regular Dental Visits

Regular dental visits are essential not just for oral health but also for the early detection of oral cancer. These screenings are quick and painless but can significantly affect your overall health.

Our Commitment to Your Health

Our dental clinic is committed to providing high-quality dental care and comprehensive health screenings, including oral cancer checks. We understand the importance of early detection and can provide you with the necessary care and guidance.

Scheduling Your Appointment

We encourage you to schedule regular dental visits to ensure the health of your teeth and gums and to undergo routine oral cancer screenings. Contact us today to book your next appointment and take an essential step in maintaining your oral and overall health.