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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Emerald dental care is a state-of-the-art dental clinic with incredibly friendly staff and qualified doctors.
I’ve had nothing but great experiences with this office. Doctor Shawn Groyeski is so kind and knowledgable, and I can say the same for hygienist. Facilities are spotless and clean. any procedure I’ve had has been fast and virtually painless. I highly recommend this clinic to anyone looking for top-notch dentists.😊
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Last Friday for the first time appointment I went to Dr Shawn Groyesky for a quick consultation about my front teeth which he Reshape and smooth the fillings on my front teeth to improve the esthetic appearance.
Dr Shawn was very professional & friendly which made me go back to him today and I would highly recommend him to all family & friends who they are looking for a good dentists .
I had a couple of fillings done by dr. Shawn Groyeski last week. I was not too sure first about the procedure but him and his team made me feel extremely comfortable.
Overall I was very happy with the treatment I received. The staff were friendly and professional.
I Would highly recommend this office to anyone looking for an amazing dentist
This is the most comfortable dentist office I have ever been to. The dentists are absolutely fantastic and professional. The dental assistants are just as gifted. The hygienist is always so nice and gentle when cleaning.The front desk staff are friendly and helpful . I feel comfortable enough during covid to continue to get my regular cleaning and check up as the place is super clean .I highly doubt I will ever be as satisfied by another dental office.
Thank you to Dr. Shawn Groyeski and his staff for a good dental experience.
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