Oral Cancer Examination

Did you know that approximately 4,500 Canadians were diagnosed with oral cancer in 2017? Oral cancer doesn’t get too much attention, and with a lack of awareness, it can pose a significant danger since it can go unnoticed, hindering treatment and prevention. This is especially true for those who don’t visit their dentist on a regular basis for a check-up. A dentist can monitor your oral health and pinpoint any potential signs of cancer developing with an oral cancer examination.

What is an Oral Cancer Examination?

Did you know that approximately 4,500 Canadians were diagnosed with oral cancer in 2017? Oral cancer doesn’t get too much attention, and with a lack of awareness, it can pose a significant danger since it can go unnoticed, hindering treatment and prevention. This is especially true for those who don’t visit their dentist on a regular basis for a check-up. A dentist can monitor your oral health and pinpoint any potential signs of cancer developing with an oral cancer examination.

What Exactly is Involved?

During a complete examination, the dentist will inquire about the condition of your health and ask about any medications you might be taking. These questions help the dentist determine your level of risk for oral cancer since underlying health conditions and lifestyle habits such as smoking, can contribute to this. During this time, the dentist will thoroughly look throughout the facial area – on the surface and inside the mouth – inspecting the lips, jaw, and neck, keeping an eye out for any abnormalities such as lumps, red or white patches inside the mouth, or unusual spots and swelling along the tongue.

How Can I Book An Examination?

If you’re concerned about oral cancer, contact us at Kemptville Smiles Dentistry. We can schedule an examination during your next appointment. If you’ve noticed any unusual lumps or abnormalities around your mouth, face or neck, an examination can pinpoint any areas of concern, allowing treatment to tackle any early developments.

When oral cancer is diagnosed during the early stages, the success of treatment is much greater. And if anything does look suspicious, we will refer you to a specialist so you can receive the treatment and care you need as soon as possible.

If you notice any areas of concern in or around your mouth, contact us as soon as possible to set up an appointment. Our experts will provide a thorough examination and recommend the best course of action if anything appears abnormal. Remember, detecting cancer during the early stages can allow treatment to be very effective. Contact us today to address any concerns that you may have.

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial