Mouth Cancer Screening
At Quality Dental Practice we provide you with thorough yet comfortable mouth cancer screening. Our dentists have the experience and insights to detect the small but potentially significant changes in the tissues of your mouth, tongue, and lips that could be early signs of cancer.
Common mouth cancer symptoms include:
- Sores that do not heal
- Pain or difficulty when speaking, chewing, or swallowing
- Lip or mouth numbness
- Bleeding, lumpy, or swelling tissue in your mouth or on your lips
- Red or white patches in your mouth
- A noticeable change in your bite
If anything unusual is noticed during one of your regular checkups, your dentist will extract a small tissue sample and send it to a laboratory for testing.
If you notice any unusual symptoms between dental visits, contact your dentist at your nearest Quality Dental Care practice immediately. Mouth cancer is normally treatable if detected in the early stages, so it is important to act right away.