Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screening involves looking for signs of cancer in the mouth, including the tongue, lips, and gums. This can be done through a visual examination by a healthcare provider, or it can involve using specialized equipment, such as a special light or dye, to help identify any abnormalities.
Some risk factors for oral cancer include tobacco use, heavy alcohol consumption, and a history of oral cancer in the family. If you have any concerns about your risk for oral cancer, it’s a good idea to speak with your healthcare provider about appropriate screening and prevention measures.
Cure dental offers oral cancer screening as part of our routine dental exams. This is because our dentists and dental hygienists are trained to look for signs of oral cancer, such as unusual growths or sores in the mouth, changes in the color or texture of the oral tissues, or problems with the way the teeth and mouth fit together.
If any suspicious areas are identified during an oral cancer screening, your dentist at Cure Dental may recommend further testing, such as a biopsy, to confirm the diagnosis.
Overall, routine oral cancer exams and screening are essential because they can help to identify cancer in the early stages when it is most likely to be successfully treated. This can lead to improved survival rates, lower treatment costs, and a better quality of life for the patient.
Going for a Routine Oral Cancer Examination at Cure Dental will help you stay healthy and worry-free.