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Full-Service Dental Office in Thornhill Providing Oral Cancer Screening and Diagnosis Services

Early Detection is The Best Prevention
Cancer screening plays an important role in the early detection of oral cancer. It allows patients to take action early and increase the chance for a cure. Although dentists are known to care for teeth, gums and smiles, their expertise in oral health is key to our overall well-being. As professionals trained in medicine, dentists recognize the relationship between oral and overall health. Through a dental cancer screening, the dentist examines the mouth for any abnormalities that would be indicative of oral cancer.

Typically, cells inside the mouth are quite resistant to harm, however with repeated damage from smoking, alcohol or friction, areas inside the mouth may develop sores and pain where oral cancer can start.

Oral cancers are most commonly found on the floor of the mouth, side of the tongue and lips. However, oral cancer refers to all cancers of the oral cavity, including:

  • Lips
  • tongue
  • teeth
  • gums
  • roof of the mouth
  • floor of the mouth
  • area behind wisdom teeth
  • lining inside the lips and cheeks

How You Prepare for a Cancer Screening Session?

Oral cancer screening is performed during a routine dental exam. No special preparation is required for the screening.

Most patients underestimate the role their dentists play in their overall health and particularly how important a quick dental screening can be for disease prevention.

At Emerald Dental Clinic, we have a world-class professional staff who can make your smile as healthy as it is beautiful! Call us at (905) 597-1518 to book your appointment.


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