Oral Cancer Screening

Stay proactive about your health with our oral cancer screenings. Quick, non-invasive, and potentially life-saving, conducted as part of routine dental visits.

Oral cancer is a serious health condition that can affect any part of the mouth or surrounding tissues. At Select Dental Office, we offer comprehensive oral cancer screenings as a vital part of our routine dental exams, aimed at early detection and increasing the chances for successful treatment.

What is Oral Cancer Screening?

Oral cancer screening involves a visual and physical examination of the oral cavity and connected tissues to detect any signs of cancer or precancerous conditions. Our goal is to identify oral cancer early, when there is a greater chance for a cure.

Benefits of Oral Cancer Screening

  • Early Detection: Early identification of changes in the tissues of the mouth that might signal the onset of cancer.
  • Potentially Life-Saving: Early detection and treatment significantly improve the survival rate.
  • Quick and Non-Invasive: The screening is quick, painless, and non-invasive, typically taking only a few minutes during your regular dental check-up.

The Oral Cancer Screening Process

  1. Visual Inspection: Your dentist will look over the inside of your mouth to check for red or white patches or mouth sores. Using a light and mirror, they will examine all areas, including the roof and floor of your mouth, the back of your throat, and the insides of your lips and cheeks.
  2. Physical Examination: The dentist will also feel the tissues in your mouth to check for lumps or other abnormalities. This examination will include the throat and neck, checking for any signs of cancer.
  3. Additional Tests: If any unusual signs are found, further diagnostic tests may be recommended, such as biopsies or imaging tests.

Who Should Get Screened?

While everyone can benefit from oral cancer screening, it’s particularly important for:

  • Tobacco users of any kind, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, and snuff, among others.
  • Heavy alcohol drinkers.
  • Previous oral cancer patient.
  • Those with a significant history of sun exposure, which increases the risk of lip cancer.

Why Choose Select Dental Office for Oral Cancer Screening?

Select Dental Office is equipped with advanced diagnostic tools that aid in the thorough examination of your oral health. Our experienced dental professionals are trained to perform detailed screenings and recognize the signs of oral cancer. We are committed to providing you with preventive care that ensures not just the health of your teeth, but your overall well-being.

Prevention and early detection are key in combating oral cancer. Contact Select Dental Office today to schedule your oral cancer screening and take a proactive step towards maintaining your health.

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