Oral Cancer Screening From Your Dentists in Rochester
Oral cancer is a serious condition affecting the head or neck that can be difficult to detect in its early stages since it can develop without any pain or symptoms. For this reason, regular, in-office oral cancer screenings are vital to your oral and overall health.
What happens during an oral cancer screening?
Our dental professionals will examine your gums, cheeks, tongue, the back of your throat, the floor of your mouth, and your neck for any signs of abnormalities. They may also use special instruments to get a closer look, if needed.
Should they find any developments that look abnormal, such as lumps, bumps, ulcers, or red or white patches, they may suggest that a biopsy be done to confirm whether or not their finding is of concern.
Who should have an oral cancer screening performed?
While these screenings are important for everyone, if you are 40 years of age or older, it is recommended that you have one done at least once every three years. If you have any risk factors for oral cancer, such as smoking or heavy alcohol use, you may need to be screened more often.
Oral cancer screenings are important because they can help to detect cancer early, when it is most treatable. If you have any risk factors for oral cancer or if you’ve developed a growth in your mouth, please call us right away. We’ll ensure that you’re seen as soon as possible!
Contact Us About Oral Cancer Screening Today
- Undergo regular screenings to ensure your head and neck are healthy
- Have any unusual symptoms examined right away
- Significantly improve your outcome should oral cancer symptoms be detected
- Learn what signs to watch for
- Protect your oral and overall health!