At the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry, we want to protect your oral and overall health. As part of our general dental care, we offer oral cancer screenings during checkups. As with most cancers, mouth cancer is most treatable when it is found early. Our dentists carefully inspect for any signs of cancer to give you a fighting chance to cure this deadly disease.
Oral cancer can be deadly, but there can be early signs before it spreads to other areas of the body. Abnormalities in the mouth are one sign. Sores that don’t heal, red and white spots, rough patches of tissue or lumps, can all be possible signs of oral cancer. In some cases, you have pain in the gums or in your throat. While these symptoms can also be from a benign cause, it is important to rule out cancer if they are persistent. During our oral cancer screenings, we will look for visual signs of oral cancer and alert you to have them checked by your physician.
Identify Mouth Cancer Early
Early detection of oral cancer improves your chance of effective treatment. We understand that the idea of cancer is scary, and some people would prefer not to ponder the possibility. However, ignoring symptoms or signs is the worst thing you can do when it comes to aggressive forms of cancer. Our job is to help our patients catch any oral issues early so they can be treated. This is whether it is a form of mouth cancer or a dental issue that needs attention.
Your health is important to us at the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry. We strongly recommend our patients visit us at least twice a year for cleanings and checkups to catch dental problems and prevent gum disease. During your checkups, we can perform an oral cancer screening as part of our commitment to your continued overall health. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.