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:
- roof of the mouth
- floor of the mouth
- area behind wisdom teeth
- lining inside the lips and cheeks
- Heavy Alcohol Consumption
- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
- Previous Cancer
- Excessive Sun Exposure (especially of the lips)
- Poor Oral Health
- Family History of Squamous Sell Carcinoma (SCC)
- Diet Low in Vegetables and Fruits
- Weakened Immune System
Without an examination by a dentist, most early signs of oral cancer are difficult to detect. If you notice a mouth sore or anything out of the ordinary that does not go away or heal after a couple of weeks, discuss it with your dentist. Other symptoms include:
- White patches, red patches or mixed red and white patches on the lips or in the mouth
- Growth of a lump on the tongue, lips, or in the mouth
- Inner cheek lining becomes thicker
- Bin the mouth
- An earache that doesn’t go away
- Loose teeth
- Numbness of the tongue or lips
- Swelling of the jaw
- Voice changes
- Pain swallowing
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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My experience at Emerald Dental Care was excellent from beginning to end. The staff jumped through hoops to accommodate my special circumstances, and I wasn’t even a regular patient – it was my first time visiting the office. I called them explaining that my benefits were ending in a few days and that I was in a rush to get some complicated dental work done which my regular dentist couldn’t complete in time. The whole office pulled strings, strategized, and did whatever they could do to ensure the procedure was done on time. I’ve never felt so appreciated before by strangers. Besides their kindness and sincerity, they’re also highly professional: the procedure went perfectly. I highly recommend Emerald Dental Care.
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