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Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral Cancer Screenings in Troy MIThe American Cancer Society estimates that over 53,000 Americans will get oral or throat cancer this year. Fortunately, our dentist offers oral cancer screenings to catch this disease in its early stages.

During your oral cancer screening, we feel the inside of your mouth for lumps and check for any abnormalities that could indicate malignant lesions.

Offering oral cancer screenings is just one of the many ways we look out for our patients.

Early Detection

Our dentist knows that your chance of survival increases the earlier we’re able to detect oral and throat cancer. This is why we highly recommend our patients receive their oral cancer screening at least once a year. Oral cancer is easier and less invasive to treat during its early stages, which is why we emphasize the importance of early detection through preventive dentistry. An oral cancer screening could save your life.

Signs of Oral Cancer

If you recognize any symptoms from our list below, schedule an appointment for an oral cancer screening today. During an oral cancer screening, our dentist will examine your mouth, throat, lips, gums, and tongue for abnormalities.

Oral cancer symptoms include:

  • White or red patches inside the mouth
  • Mouth sores that don’t heal
  • Lumps in or around the mouth
  • Pain or difficulty swallowing
  • Pain or difficulty speaking
  • Feeling like something is stuck in the back of your throat
  • Unexplained sore throat
  • Unexplained ear pain
  • Unexplained bleeding inside the mouth

Risk Factors for Oral Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, men are two times more likely to get oral cancer than women. However, this doesn’t mean that women don’t need oral cancer screenings. You may have a higher risk of developing oral cancer if you have a history of using tobacco in any form, abusing alcohol, and not using sun protection on your lips. Let our dentist know if you have a family history of cancer as this may indicate a genetic predisposition for oral cancer.

Schedule an Oral Cancer Screening

Our dentist offers oral cancer screenings to give you peace of mind and the best chance of survival. To request an appointment with our dentist in Troy, MI, call the Premier Dental Center at (248) 457-0500.

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COVID-19 Update

Premier Dental Center is currently treating patients with emergency and urgent dental care needs only by appointment.

We will be screening all patients for symptoms of COVID19 and obtaining temperatures prior to them entering our waiting area.

Protecting the health and well-being of our patients and employees is our top priority and we will be taking all the necessary precautions. For a dental emergency, call 248-457-0500.