Oral Cancer Screenings in Courtice & Oshawa, Ontario
Successful treatment of oral cancer depends on early detection and a confirmed diagnosis. A screening at Brightway Dental is one of the first lines of defence against oral cancer.
Our experienced dentists near you will examine your oral cavity, face and neck for oral cancer symptoms on a routine dental exam. Getting an oral cancer screening in Courtice & Oshawa , Ontario does not mean that you have oral cancer.
What Is Oral Cancer?
Oral cancers may develop in the lips, tongue, roof and floor of the mouth, gums, or inner lining of the cheeks. Oral cancer, especially in the early stages, can stay silent without showing any symptoms. Symptoms begin to develop and show up as oral cancer rapidly progresses.
Our friendly family dentists in Courtice & Oshawa , Ontario will carefully examine you for suspicious signs. Oral cancer screening is usually included as part of routine dental checkups. We use both manual expertise and the latest technology to detect unusual tissue growths and masses.
Red-Flags That Could Indicate Oral Cancer
Oral cancer may be indicated by the presence of one or more of the following:
- Red or white patches that appear on the inside of the lips or the gums
- Pimples or mouth ulcers that don’t heal
- Patches, lumps, sores under the tongue
We will carefully examine your face and feel under the neck for lumps or hard, raised patches of tissue.
While oral cancer can affect young or older adults, certain patient groups may be at greater risk:
- Heavy smokers (including those who use pipes, cigars and other tobacco products) and drinkers
- Those with a family history of oral cancer
- Patients with weak immunity
- People who have had excessive exposure to harsh sunlight
Getting yourself screened can provide peace of mind or help you obtain early treatment and save your life. Please contact Brightway Dental to book reliable, safe and painless oral cancer screenings near you.