Oral cancer screening
Oral cancer is becoming alarmingly prevalent in today’s world. Prevention and early detection is of paramount importance to stop this disease from claiming so many lives and leaving survivors with devastating facial disfigurement.
Mouth cancer screening is a short procedure at the dental practice that involves a thorough examination of your mouth, head and neck area that only takes a few minutes. The dental professional conducting the exam looks and feels for any abnormalities in the mouth, head and neck tissue. This includes taking a closer look at any cold sores, lumps and lesions that have been present for more than two weeks. In some instances, a handheld scanning device may be used in addition to the physical exam. This will give the dental professional a better view of the tissues. The aim of the screening is to highlight any risk factors so that the patient can be treated or referred to a specialist as quickly as possible.
It is recommended that you come in for a screening on a yearly basis. If you have any sores, lumps or long-term ulcers in your mouth, no matter how small, it is very important that you come in to have it looked at.
To keep your mouth in tip-top shape contact us today on 0208 6881311 to book your next appointment.