Oral Cancer Screenings

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Oral Cancer Screenings

Did you know that in the United States, one person dies every hour from oral cancer? More than 80% of cases can be cured, but only if caught early. That’s why we perform an oral cancer screening with every exam.

Learn more about this service, including how often you should get oral cancer screenings and how cases are treated.

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How Often Should You Get Oral Cancer Screenings?

The fact that we perform screenings with every exam means you can get one every six months. Maintaining a regular schedule is important, as early detection leads to better outcomes.

Oral Cancer Risk Factors

It’s even more important to get an oral cancer screening if you're experiencing oral cancer symptoms, which include:

  • Unexplained bleeding
  • Numbness, loss of feeling, or pain in sections of the mouth
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Ear pain
  • Persistent sore throat
  • Development of white, red, or speckled patches in the mouth
  • Swelling, thickening, lumps, bumps, rough patches, and growths

The following factors can increase your risk of getting oral cancer:

  • Smokers
  • Alcoholics
  • Genetics

Oral Cancer Treatment

Oral cancer is typically treated with surgery, in partnership with oncologists. That said, each case varies. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please call our office to schedule a screening and consultation.

Looking for Oral Cancer Screenings in Morton, Illinois?

Morton Dental Center is here for you. Whether you have any questions you’d like to ask us or you’re ready to book an appointment, please reach out to us via the information on our contact page.