Mouth cancer screenings play an indispensable role in achieving this and we encourage our patients to visit us regularly, so any symptoms can be spotted, investigated and treated at an early stage.
One of the key things to remember with mouth cancer is it can very often present no symptoms at all. This makes routine screenings extremely important, as we may spot something you’ve missed at home. During your appointment, we will ask you about your general health and oral hygiene routine and search for ulcers that don’t appear to be healing, bumps, lumps and unusual patches. Should we spot anything concerning, we may refer you for further investigations, to rule out any serious problems.
It’s always worth remembering that a routine mouth cancer screening appointment could save your life.
There’s no doubt that coming in for mouth cancer screening appointments can be upsetting, especially if you’re worried about a specific symptom. It’s our job to carry out a thorough examination of your mouth, but we’re also here to provide moral support. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you’re feeling at all apprehensive during your time with us. We’re also here to point you in the right direction if you’d like to form healthier habits, such as quitting smoking or cutting down on alcohol consumption – both of these habits are strongly associated with an increased risk of mouth cancer.Back to General Dentistry