ORAL CANCER SCREENING

Our dentists screen for oral cancer during routine checkups. He or she feels for lumps or irregular tissue changes in your neck, head, cheeks and oral cavity, and thoroughly examines the soft tissues in your mouth, specifically looking for any sores or discolored tissues.

If our dentist suspects oral cancer, a biopsy of the lesion is ordered to confirm the diagnosis. You would need to visit an oral surgeon for the removal of the tumors, which may cause disfiguration. Radiation therapy or chemotherapy may be used as part of the treatment and would require a visit to a specialist.

You can help prevent oral cancer by not smoking, using spit tobacco and drinking excessive alcohol. When tobacco and alcohol use are combined, the risk of oral cancer increases 15 times more than for non-users of tobacco and alcohol products. Research suggests that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables may safeguard against oral cancer.

Because successful treatment and rehabilitation are dependent on early detection, it is extremely important to see your dentist for regular checkups including an oral cancer screening at least once a year. Survival rates greatly increase the earlier oral cancer is discovered and treated. During your next dental visit, ask your dentist to do an oral cancer screening.

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8731 Benbrook Blvd.
Benbrook, Texas 76126

8731 Benbrook Blvd, Benbrook, Texas 76126