Crowley Oral Cancer Screenings
Call Us Today at (817) 631-2388
At Stone Oak Family Dental, we don't just perform normal dental services and send you on your way. We truly care about your overall oral health, which includes oral cancer screenings. Oral cancer is a very serious condition which can often go without symptoms until it's in late stages and life-threatening. However, when it is in the early stages by a skilled dentist, it can be diagnosed and treated while it is still early on.
Looking for the Common Signs of Oral Cancer
Oral cancer can affect the lips, throat, mouth, and tongue and although it is often asymptomatic in early stages, there are ways to look for it. We have the experience and technology to catch the symptoms of oral cancer and are dedicated to helping give you peace of mind.
Typically this test is completed with a visual examination and a brush test that collects cells from within your mouth. If anything suspicious comes up in the results, we may suggest a biopsy to gather further information. We will also sit down with you to ask if you have noticed any of the common signs that may indicate oral cancer.
A few of the most common symptoms include:
- Pain or numbness in your lips or around your mouth
- Difficulty moving or chewing with your jaw
- Thick, rough spots or lumps in your mouth
- Sores in your mouth that bleed
- White spots, red spots, or small sores in your oral cavity
Caring for Your Oral Health
There are steps that you can take which may help to prevent oral cancer in Crowley, such as avoiding smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products. Additionally, putting on sunscreen and not forgetting to protect your lips is an effective step which can lower your chances of getting cancer.
Call us today at (817) 631-2388 to make an appointment with a Crowley dentist for an oral cancer screening.