Oral Cancer Screenings

What Are Oral Cancer Screenings?

Oral cancer screenings are vital, preventative procedures performed by our dentists and team to detect early signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in the mouth. At ConfiDent Smile Studio, Dr. Ken and Dr. Powell conduct thorough screenings as a part of routine dental exams, aiming to identify oral cancer early when treatment is more likely to be successful. These screenings involve visual inspections and physical palpations to check for abnormalities in the lips, oral cavity and oropharyngeal region.

The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

Early detection of oral cancer significantly improves treatment outcomes and survival rates. Oral cancer screenings are essential for everyone, regardless of lifestyle or risk factors, as they can help catch the disease in its earliest, most treatable stages. We are committed to providing comprehensive care, which includes educating patients on the signs of oral cancer and the importance of regular screenings.

Ensure your oral health with a comprehensive oral cancer screening in Dallas and North Dallas, Texas. Contact us at 214-888-6726 to schedule your next dental exam and take a proactive step towards early detection and prevention.

What to Expect During an Oral Cancer Screening

Visual Examination

We will look for any signs of red or white patches, sores or other abnormalities in the mouth, throat and on the lips.

Physical Examination

We will also feel the tissues in your mouth to detect lumps or other abnormalities. You may be asked about symptoms like difficulties in chewing, swallowing or moving your jaw or tongue.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Should Get an Oral Cancer Screening?

Everyone should undergo regular oral cancer screenings, especially those with risk factors such as tobacco use, heavy alcohol consumption, previous oral cancer diagnoses or significant sun exposure.

How Often Should I Be Screened for Oral Cancer?

We recommend an oral cancer screening at least once a year during your routine dental examination.

Is the Screening Process Painful?

No, oral cancer screenings are painless and quick, typically taking only a few minutes to complete as part of your regular dental check-up.