Every adult should receive at least one oral cancer screening regardless of lifestyle and perceived risk. Cancer treatments are most effective when started in the early stages of the disease, and our screenings are designed to detect the earliest signs of disease.
If you want to include a cancer screening in your routine dental exam, mention this option when setting your next appointment. We accept Medicaid and virtually all insurance plans.
Who Needs Oral Cancer Screening?
If you aren’t at high risk for oral cancer and aren’t experiencing signs of disease, you may schedule your oral cancer screening at your earliest convenience. Your screening becomes more of a priority if you notice any signs of oral cancer, which includes:
- Mouth sore that doesn’t heal
- Mouth pain
- Lump inside the cheek
- Thickened skin inside the cheek
- Sore throat that doesn’t heal
- Difficulty moving tongue or jaw
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
- Voice changes
- Persistent halitosis
- Unexplained weight loss
All of these symptoms can have other causes, but it’s best to call us for an oral cancer screening if you aren’t certain. We personalize our services to your individual needs and strive to make dental care as comfortable as possible.