Oral cancer kills ONE person every hour in the US. It is one of the few types of cancer that has led to significantly reduced mortality rates. At Rockdale Dental & Orthodontics, we are here to help by providing extensive oral cancer screening. Most of the time, oral cancer is discovered in the later stages, however, quick prevention can help you get rid of this deadly disease.
At Rockdale Dental & Orthodontics, we start with a thorough initial examination of both the soft and hard tissues. Our 3D scanner takes the most accurate look at your dental anatomy to look for any kind of abnormalities. Our dentists perform oral cancer screening at each of your routine cleaning examinations.
We are not only dedicated to your smile but also your overall wellness. Our dentists have the expertise and required tools to detect early stages of cancer. With a quick and simple oral cancer screening process that involves an examination of your oral cavity, we check for the signs of oral cancer. We also look for cancerous and precancerous conditions in your mouth. Besides visual examination, our Dentists will also feel the tissue of your mouth and throat to detect any abnormality. The objective of oral cancer screening is to detect cancer at its early stage.
Symptoms of Oral Cancer:
The most common symptoms of oral cancer include:
- Red or white spots causing irritation
- Sores that do not heal and starts bleeding easily
- Pain or numbness in the mouth or lips
- Problem in chewing, swallowing, speaking or moving the jaw or tongue
- Bleeding from mouth or throat
Your overall health and well being is highly valuable to us. Oral cancer is a serious threat but is also easy to treat when detected early. Performing a self‐examination regularly increases the chance of identifying changes early. If you spot anything unusual in your mouth or if you persistently experience any of the symptoms listed above, call us right away.
Contact our office to arrange an appointment for your next examination or cleaning.