Oral Cancer Screenings in Louisville, KY
Oral cancer screenings are an important part of diagnosing and treating oral cancer promptly and effectively. Routine dental exams and oral cancer screening are your first line of defense for catching oral cancer as early as possible. To learn more or schedule your next visit with our team, please contact us!
What are the symptoms of oral cancer?
If you notice any of the following symptoms, we recommend scheduling a visit with our team so that we can assess your symptoms.
- An unusual growth that doesn’t go away
- Red or white patches in mouth
- Difficult or painful swallowing
- Loose teeth
- Mouth or ear pain
What does an oral cancer screening consist of?
During your routine dental visits, our team is examining your teeth, gums, and the inside of your mouth for signs of various dental issues, like tooth decay, gum disease, and dental trauma. It’s during these routine exams that we are also looking for signs of oral cancer. If you are at an increased risk of developing oral cancer, please let our team know, and we will be sure to conduct extra thorough screenings. In addition to discussing symptoms and looking for physical signs of oral cancer, we may also gently press the sides of your neck under your jaw to assess your lymph nodes.
Who needs oral cancer screenings?
Oral cancer can affect virtually anyone. Fortunately, oral cancer is highly curable when it is caught and treated early. Patients who are men, middle-aged or older, and those who regularly smoke, consume alcohol, or spend a lot of time in the sun are at a higher risk of developing oral cancer. Oral cancer is also genetic, so if you know oral cancer runs in your family, please let our team know. Need to schedule your next dental visit? Please contact our office, and we will be happy to set up a convenient appointment for you.
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