Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screening at Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry reflects our belief that a key component to a perfect, healthy smile is ensuring your overall wellness. Our holistic approach to cosmetic dental care includes oral cancer screening as a part of every dental exam.

Oral cancer (like all cancers) can have devastating consequences if not diagnosed and treated early. Our extensive training and diagnostic tools allow us to identify symptoms that could possibly be linked to pre-cancerous conditions. And while many of these symptoms could indicate a less serious problem, ruling out the possibility of cancer through effective oral cancer screening is an incredibly important first step for maintaining your good health.

Oral cancer screening: some common “red flag” indicators include:

  • Spots, either red or white, anywhere within the oral cavity
  • Mouth sores that do not heal, or that bleed easily
  • A lump, thickening or rough spot anywhere within the mouth
  • Pain, tenderness or numbness in the mouth or on the lips
  • Any difficulty swallowing, talking, chewing, or even moving the jaw or tongue

Besides a visual examination of your oral cavity to check of these conditions, we will manually examine the tissue of your mouth. If we find an area of concern, we may perform a simple test to collects cells so they can be sent to a laboratory for analysis.

Oral cancer everyday prevention tips.

Oral cancer screening is a smart way help detect and prevent oral cancer. Other preventive measures we recommend:

  • Avoid tobacco products.
  • Practice moderation when consuming alcohol.
  • Maintain a healthy, balanced diet.
  • Limit sun exposure, and always wear sunblock protection lotions on your skin AND your lips.
  • Always remind your dentist to perform an oral exam.

Call today to schedule an oral cancer screening: 860-347-1227

 

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Part of the National Historical Trust Registry, our lovingly restored, tranquil office combines old world charm with the most modern dental technologies and procedures available.

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717 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT 06457