Regular dental checkups can help to identify the signs of cancerous cells. Many oral cancers are difficult to detect without professional intervention. Some will also present without other symptoms, so early detection is essential for detection. Oral cancer screening doesn’t have to be daunting or scary. This is why we include this as part of our regular patient checkups.
Early detection by a professional can improve the outcome and help to reduce the chance of abnormal cells becoming cancerous. A thorough examination can be carried out during your dental check-up, looking at areas like the gums, lips, tongue, and throat for signs of abnormal cells. If further action is required, we will refer you to a specialist. We can also put your mind at ease about symptoms you might be experiencing.