Oral Cancer Screening

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Oral Cancer Screenings

Unlike certain cancers that show clear symptoms early on, oral cancer can develop without any obvious signs and leave you unaware of its presence.

If you suspect you may be suffering from this health problem, our dental professionals at Peerzada Smiles can perform an oral cancer screening. We will examine your mouth to spot any issues and treat them before they turn into noticeable problems.

Signs of Oral Cancer

  • Persistent mouth ulcers
  • Unusual lumps or bumps in the mouth
  • Difficulty swallowing or speaking
  • Chronic hoarseness
  • Unexplained bleeding or numbness in the mouth

If you notice at least one of these symptoms, please seek professional dental care as soon as possible.

What is an Oral Cancer Screening?

An oral cancer screening is a quick, painless, and non-invasive examination of your oral cavity. During the screening, our dentist will inspect your mouth, lips, tongue, gums, and throat for any abnormalities. They may use special tools like lights and mirrors to obtain a better view.

Our professional will also ask for your dental history to see if you’re likely to get oral cancer due to your habits and genetics, such as:

Why Are Oral Cancer Screenings Important?

When found in its early stages, oral cancer is easier to treat, and treatment is more likely to work. Therefore, regular screenings help you be proactive about your oral health and could even save your life.

How Often Should I Get an Oral Cancer Screening?

The frequency of oral cancer screenings depends on your individual risk factors and your dentist's recommendations. However, many dental professionals, including Peerzada Smiles, recommend them every six months.

If you have specific risk factors, such as a history of tobacco or alcohol use, a family history of oral cancer, or exposure to HPV, more frequent screenings may be advised.

Is an Oral Cancer Screening Painful?

No, an oral cancer screening is not painful and tends to last a few minutes. You can comfortably undergo this examination during your regular dental check-up in our office.

Do You Need to Undergo an Oral Cancer Screening?

Don't wait until it's too late; prioritize your oral health. If you haven't had an oral cancer screening recently or if you're due for your regular dental check-up, we encourage you to book an appointment at Peerzada Smiles. Call us today!

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