Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is one of the deadliest cancers if not detected at an early stage. Unfortunately, oral cancer can spread and advance without pain or highly noticeable symptoms. This makes it imperative to get an oral cancer screening from your dentist on a routine basis. With general dentistry from Three Creek Dentistry, oral cancer screenings are painless and quick. To further your convenience, we can perform this important screening during your regular checkup. We adhere to the gold standards set by the American Cancer Society and the American Dental Association, which includes evaluating the color, texture, and appearance of all soft tissues in the oral cavity as well as visualizing and palpating high-risk areas.
Identify Mouth Cancer Early
When identified early, oral cancer is very treatable. In addition to our in-office oral cancer screenings, we also educate patients on common oral cancer and pre-cancerous symptoms to be aware of at home. If you have the following, please let our skilled dentist evaluate your further:
- Red or white lesions
- Sores that bleed easily or persist for weeks
- Lumps that have a rough texture
- Pain, tenderness or numbness in the mouth or on the lip
- Difficulty chewing, swallowing, talking, or moving the jaw or tongue
There are a number of advanced tactics that can be used to further investigate a suspicious lesion, such as light fluoroscopy, a brush test or biopsy. At Three Creek Dentistry, we do our best to help patients avoid the detrimental effects of oral cancer. Our Derwood practice is committed to offering top-ranked comprehensive dental care so that patients can achieve and maintain a healthy smile through all stages of life.
When is the last time you’ve been checked for mouth cancer? Contact Three Creek Dentistry and schedule your screening today.