Protect Your Smile With Oral Cancer Checks
At Apple Dental in Surrey, we provide oral cancer checks during routine checkups to help protect our patient’s oral and overall health. We also offer in-depth education on how to prevent oral cancer, which symptoms to watch for, and when it’s necessary to be assessed by our team.
How are oral cancer checks performed?
Our dental professionals will conduct a visual examination of your mouth and throat, checking for any visible bumps, sores, or lesions in your cheeks, tongue, lips, and gums. They will also check for swollen lymph nodes in your neck and on the side of your face. If any concerning symptoms are found, they may ask to take a tissue sample for testing.
What symptoms are commonly associated with oral cancer?
Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Sores in the mouth that do not heal
- White or red patches inside the mouth
- Pain when swallowing, speaking, or chewing food
- Lumps in the cheek area
- Loss of feeling in certain areas of the mouth.
If you're experiencing an unusual development in your mouth or throat that hasn't healed after two weeks, call us today for a thorough examination.
What benefits are associated with oral cancer checks?
The major benefit of regular oral cancer checks is early detection, which is key to successful treatment. Caught in its earliest stages, oral cancer has a much higher rate of successful recovery. Additionally, detecting any issues as soon as possible can help prevent cancer from spreading to other parts of the body.
At Apple Dental, we believe that the best way to protect yourself from oral cancer is through regular screenings. Contact us today to schedule a preventive appointment!
Contact Apple Dental About Oral Cancer Checks Today
- Protect your oral and overall health
- Have unusual symptoms examined quickly
- Benefit from expedient treatment if cancer is found
- Increase your chances of survival with prompt care
- Prioritize your smile!