At The Sugar House Dentist in Salt Lake City, we care about more than your smile—we also care about your overall health and wellness. As part of a holistic approach to dentistry, we provide oral cancer screening with your regular exam.
Prevent Mouth Cancer With Regular Screenings in Sugar House
Oral or mouth cancer is a serious condition and must be treated; otherwise—like other cancers—it can become life threatening. During each of your routine visits with our doctors, we will carefully assess your oral health using specialized tools and skills to detect the earliest signs and symptoms of mouth cancer. These symptoms include:
- Difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking or moving the jaw and tongue.
- Red or white spots or sores anywhere in the oral cavity.
- Pain, tenderness, or numbness anywhere in the mouth or lips.
- A sore in the oral cavity that bleeds easily or does not heal.
- A lump, thickening, or rough spot anywhere in your oral cavity.
Each of our Sugar House dentists are trained to perform a screening of your oral cavity to check for cancerous or precancerous symptoms. In addition to an oral screening, your dentist may feel the tissue of your mouth and throat to try to detect any abnormalities consistent with mouth cancer.
If our professional and knowledgeable dentists believe anything should be tested, a quick brush test may be administered. We will send the test to a laboratory for further testing. If the test comes back positive or atypical, we’ll recommend a biopsy for further diagnosis.
If you feel worried about your oral health or have detected symptoms consistent with mouth cancer, call us right away! You should schedule an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible to discuss your symptoms with your doctor. We take oral cancer screening extremely seriously, and we appreciate your trust and confidence in us.
Come to The Sugar House Dentist for Total Oral and Overall Health
For more information regarding your oral health and to receive oral cancer screening, schedule an appointment with The Sugar House Dentist today. We happily serve all residents in the Salt Lake City area, including Murray and Millcreek, UT!