The Importance of Getting Oral Cancer Checks at the Dentist's Office

Did you know that oral cancer is the sixth most common type of cancer in the United States? It's a disease that can be deadly if not caught early, which is why it's so important to get oral cancer checks from your dentist in Spring at Springwoods Village Dental. We’re proud to offer oral cancer screenings as part of our regular dental checkups. If you haven't had a screening in a while, now is the time to make an appointment!

There are several risk factors for oral cancer, including:

  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • HPV infection.

If you have any of these risk factors, it's even more important to get screened regularly. Oral cancer screenings are quick and painless, and they could save your life.

What's involved in an oral cancer check

Dentists check for oral cancer by looking for red or white patches in the mouth, feeling for lumps in the neck, and examining the lymph nodes. If anything suspicious is found, a biopsy may be recommended. If you're due for a dental checkup, or if it's been a while since your last oral cancer screening, call our office today to schedule an appointment. We'll be happy to answer any of your questions and help you keep your mouth healthy! Our dedicated team is on your smile’s side with gentle, attentive dentistry.

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We provide oral cancer checks

  • Protect your smile & overall health
  • Painless and performed in minutes
  • Early detection leads to better outcomes
  • Covered by most insurance plans
  • Takes place during your hygiene visit
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