According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, roughly 54,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or mouth cancer each year. Early detection and diagnosis are important to take advantage of the best treatment options available. Unfortunately, there are very few early oral cancer symptoms that are noticeable. But when caught early, treatment can be effective. Spring Green Family Dental offers oral cancer screenings as part of our general dentistry services. Your preferred Katy family dentists are expertly-trained to conduct mouth cancer screenings.
Oral cancer symptoms can include:
- Oral sores or lesions that do heal in two weeks or more
- Pain when swallowing
- Sore throat/raspy voice
- Lumps/bumps in the mouth or throat
- Red or white patches on the oral tissues (gums, tongue, roof/floor of mouth)
- Unintentional weight loss
Detecting Oral Cancer
Oral cancer screenings are conducted by our trained dental professionals. They will look for any abnormalities in the mouth, such as red or white patches, lumps, or bumps. The patient’s neck and face will also be examined for any signs of cancer growth. Often changes in your mouth can not be discovered without the use of special equipment and the expertise of a trained dentist.
At Spring Green Family Dental, we treat our patients like our own family. This means we care about the overall health of our patients. If screening for oral cancer has never been conducted as part of your dental past, consider scheduling one soon. Maybe it has been a while since your last screening? Ask about our oral cancer screening options when scheduling your next checkup. Most importantly, if you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms, give us a call at (281) 769-556.
We proudly serve families in the Katy, TX, and Fulshear, TX, area. Spring Green Family Dental cherishes its patients. We are here for them through life’s ups and downs. Contact us.