PRESCOTT ORAL CANCER SCREENING
Prescott Dental Arts provides Oral Cancer Screening in Prescott, Arizona
We are not only dedicated to your dental health and attractive smile, we’re also concerned about your health and wellness, in general. We believe in a holistic approach to your dental care, and this naturally includes an oral cancer screening as a part of your regular exam. As with many types of cancer, oral cancer can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.
We have the expertise and tools to effectively identify the early signs and symptoms of oral cancer and pre-cancerous conditions. In some instances these symptoms may be caused by other, less serious problems, but it is very important to visit our office to rule out the possibility of oral cancer.
The more common symptoms of oral cancer include:
- Red or white spots or sores anywhere in the oral cavity
- A sore that bleeds easily or does not heal
- A lump, thickening, or rough spot
- Pain, tenderness, or numbness anywhere in the mouth or on the lips
- Difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving the jaw or tongue
Our team at Prescott Dental Arts is trained in a simple and quick screening process that involves an examination of your oral cavity as a whole, not just your teeth, to detect and identify cancerous and precancerous conditions. Additionally, we will perform a visual examination of your mouth and feel the tissue of your mouth and throat to detect any abnormalities. If we find an area that concerns us, we may recommend a biopsy.
Aside from having an oral cancer screening during your checkup at our office, there are other things you can do to help prevent oral cancer, which include:
Avoid all tobacco products and only drink alcohol in moderation.
Maintain a healthy, balanced diet.
Limit your exposure to the sun and always wear UV-A/B-blocking, sun-protective lotions on your skin as well as your lips.