Regular oral cancer screenings are essential for early detection. Schedule a virtual consultation online with Shenandoah Family Dentistry of Winchester, VA, or call (540) 667-8731 to set up your screening today.
All aspects of your oral health are vital. That is why we recommend getting regular oral cancer screenings. Oral cancer is a serious issue and can lead to devastating consequences if undiagnosed and untreated.
Common Oral Cancer Symptoms
Our team of trained professionals is proficient in the skills and tools needed for the early detection of oral cancer. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, call our office today for an oral cancer screening:
- Difficulty swallowing or chewing
- Difficulty moving your jaw, speaking, or moving your tongue
- Bleeding sores in your mouth that do not heal
- Red or white spots in your mouth or on your lips
- Lumps, thickening, or rough areas inside your mouth
Oral cancer is usually treatable when diagnosed early. The longer it goes undiagnosed, the more difficult it becomes to treat.
Oral Cancer Screening Process
Oral cancer screenings are quick and painless, and they can detect oral cancer before it becomes any more severe. Our team will first examine your entire mouth, both visually and manually, which is by feeling for abnormalities. If there are any concerns, a brush test is applied and sent out for analysis. Atypical results may lead to a biopsy for further evaluation.
Preventing Oral Cancer
There are many simple ways to reduce your risk of oral cancer:
- Avoid tobacco all together
- Drink alcohol in moderation
- Limit sun exposure, and apply sunblock to your lips
- Visit our office for regular oral cancer screenings
If you have questions or concerns about oral cancer, give our office a call, and our staff will be happy to address them.
Early Detection Is Key
Shenandoah Family Dentistry is a full-service dentist that serves Winchester, VA, and its surrounding areas. Whether it is providing routine dental care, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, or oral cancer screenings, we will do so with comfort and care. Give us a call at (540) 667-8731 to schedule an appointment or book a virtual consultation online.