Oral Cancer Screening
We have a genuine concern for your overall health and well-being. We perform an oral cancer screening with every exam.
In the United States, one person dies every hour from oral cancer. Oral cancer has a cure rate of more than 80 percent—if it is detected and treated early. That is why we feel it is important to perform an oral cancer screening with every exam.
- Unexplained bleeding
- Numbness, loss of feeling, or pain in sections of the mouth
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
- Ear pain
- Persistent sore throat
- Development of white, red or speckled patches in the mouth
- Swelling, thickening, lumps, bumps, rough patches and growths
Oral cancer typically affects:
- Front 2/3 of the tongue
- Lining of the cheeks and lips
- Floor of mouth under the tongue
- Roof of the mouth
- Small area behind the wisdom teeth
- Minor salivary glands
We hope to catch things before they become a real problem, and we need your help! Every 6-month checkup for preventive care counts! Especially in the case of oral cancer, prevention is your best option.