Oral Cancer Screening

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Early detection of oral cancer—a disease characterized by abnormal cell growth within the oral cavity—can significantly increase the chances of successful treatment.

According to the Canadian Dental Association, people over the age of 45 face the highest risk of oral cancer. Although this disease has no known cause, research has identified a variety of risk factors, including:

  • Age (particularly 40+)
  • Certain lifestyle habits (e.g., tobacco and alcohol consumption)
  • HPV infection
  • Genetics

Oral cancer can occur within the mouth as well as the tongue, lips, cheeks, throat and other surrounding tissue. Fortunately this potentially life-threatening disease is detectable through a number of signs and symptoms.

Through screening and regular examinations, we can diagnose oral cancer as early as possible to give treatment the best chance of success. Our team of dental professionals has experience conducting oral cancer screenings, which are part of our process at EVERY re-care appointment no matter the age of the patient. We want all patients to expect an oral cancer exam as part of a proper checkup.

Talk to us about scheduling an oral cancer screening today. We’ll walk you through the examination process and answer any questions you might have.

It’s time to make an investment in your smile. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about how we can help.