Oral cancer screenings are a major part of the maintenance protocol done at every cleaning visit. At our office, we use a highly technical digital device to detect any abnormalities in the mouth.
Of the thousands of people who are diagnosed with oral cancer each year, two-thirds of the cases are found at the late stages of the disease. This device helps catch cases in the early stages when it is much easier to treat.
Smoking, using smokeless tobacco, and alcohol consumption can increases your risk for oral cancer exponentially. Symptoms of oral cancer can include:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Problems chewing
- Sores in and around the mouth that last longer than two weeks
- Small lumps or bumps in or around the mouth area
- Burning or painful areas of the mouth
- Red or white areas on the mouth’s soft tissues
At Beffa Dental we don’t just check for cavities – our dentists have your health in mind. If you have any of the above symptoms, or any questions about something unusual in your mouth area, schedule a screening for oral cancer today.