During your routine dental cleaning and exam, our caring dental team will perform an oral cancer screening. This allows us to diagnose oral cancer in its earliest stages so we can provide quick and effective treatment. We are passionate about keeping your smile healthy and beautiful! Oral cancer is cancer of the mouth, including the gums, cheeks, lips, tongue, and tonsils. Smoking, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol consumption are all linked to oral cancer.
In most cases, oral cancer manifests itself in abnormal growths on the mouth and lips. During an oral cancer screening in Germantown, Tennessee, we will look for the following symptoms:
- Red patches and sores
- Hardened white or grey lesions known as leukoplakia
If Dr. Brown, our experienced dentist, notices the signs of oral cancer, we will immediately begin to discuss and implement treatments. Our goal is to arm you with all the information you need to feel confident in your dental health. If you have any questions about oral cancer or would like to schedule an exam today, please call or visit our dental office today. The health of your smile is very important to us, and we are happy to help you in any way we can.