Oral Cancer Screening
Dentist in Antioch, TN
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer has become relatively abundant due to reasons like bad lifestyle choices. Heavy alcohol and tobacco consumers are susceptible to this deadly disease and need to monitor their conditions regularly. When you come for a regular dental check-up at Brite Smilez, ask your dentist to conduct oral cancer screening. They would check all the possible areas like the upper jaw, throat, tongue, etc., for the signs, and if they find anything suspicious, they might carry out further procedures or ask you to get a biopsy done.
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What are the symptoms of oral cancer?
Following are the signs of oral cancer. If you have any of the following, pay a visit to your dentist at the first instance.
- If you have a sore or irritation inside your mouth that stays for a prolonged period.
- If you see red or white patches inside your mouth.
- In case you witness pain or numbness inside your mouth or on your lips.
- If you notice a lump anywhere inside your mouth.
Having any of these symptoms does not mean you have oral cancer. Your dentist will conduct a thorough check-up, and upon receiving your biopsy report, the case could be confirmed. As a preventive measure, do give your dentist a call if you witness these symptoms persist for more than two weeks.
What are the causes of oral cancer?
If you have a family history of this disease or if you have had oral cancer in the past, the chances are high that you might again acquire this disease. However, people who consume tobacco and alcohol frequently can also get this deadly disease. You should also avoid staying under the direct rays of the sun for a prolonged period.
However, maintaining these precautions does not guarantee that you are safe from oral cancer. Regular screening can help you detect the disease at an early stage, and there are increased chances of getting cured. Book an appointment at our clinic in Antioch, TN, at least twice a year to get the screening done and confirm your oral health conditions.
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Brite Smilez Dental
Antioch, TN 37013
Hours of Operation
Friday and Saturday by Appointment