Oral Cancer Screenings
Keep Smiling offers oral cancer screenings. Integrating oral cancer screenings into your regular dental visits helps to ensure that early detection can happen, but also helps to foster a proactive approach to your oral health. As part of our preventive approach, we integrate oral cancer screenings into our routine dental cleanings with the hygienists. These screenings are essential tools in the early detection and treatment of oral cancer. This practice is especially important for older folks and for those who may have higher risk factors for oral cancer.
For those who do have any of the high risk factors for oral cancer, or for anyone who suspects oral cancer is developing, independent oral cancer screenings are available. Just contact Keep Smiling to book your oral cancer screening appointment.
Oral Cancer Can Fly Under the Radar
The early stages of oral cancer may go unnoticed. Seemingly normal symptoms may be attributed to other causes. For instance, a person may assume that a small oral lesion must have happened because they ate something they were allergic to, or that they unknowingly bit the inside of their mouth.
In other instances, oral cancer may go undetected in its early stages because there is no noticeable discomfort or change in the oral cavity. This is just one reason why oral cancer screenings are crucial.
Oral Cancer Screenings are Non-Invasive
During an oral cancer screening, a thorough examination of your mouth, lips, tongue, and throat is conducted by our experienced dental professionals. The purpose of this is to identify any potential abnormalities or changes in any of your oral tissues. It’s a straightforward, non-invasive process designed with your comfort in mind.
If any signs of oral cancer are found, we will provide recommendations for further testing so that the problem may be resolved as best as possible. Contact Keep Smiling today for more information.