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What is oral cancer screening?
An oral cancer screening is a valuable tool for detecting oral cancer. During your Ventura oral cancer screening, we conduct a visual inspection of your mouth’s interior and exterior surfaces. We may also feel certain areas of your neck, under your chin, and in your mouth to check for lumps or other abnormal growths.
The process for Oral Cancer Screening
There are no special preparations required for oral cancer screening in Ventura. If we spot something that’s a potential sign of oral cancer, we’ll monitor the area with a follow-up appointment or conduct a biopsy to see if the spot contains cancerous cells.
During your screening, we check all the surfaces in your mouth, including your tongue, inner cheeks, tonsils, and gums. The screening also includes an examination of your outside checks, neck, thyroid, jaw, and chin area.
We suggest that all adults have a Ventura oral cancer screening every year. If you have certain risk factors predisposing you to oral cancer, we suggest scheduling more frequent oral cancer screenings.
What we look for during an Oral Cancer Screening
We look for signs of oral cancer during your screening, including mouth sores, white or red patches, and lumps.
How does oral cancer screening improve your oral health?
Early detection is important for diagnosing and treating oral cancer. By detecting oral cancer when it's small and in its early stages, you greatly increase your odds of successfully treating the cancer. Detecting oral cancer in its later stages decreases your chance of survival and can impact your oral health. Some types of oral cancer loosen your teeth, causing them to shift or feel painful, resulting in difficulty chewing certain parts of your mouth, putting extra wear and tear on some of your other teeth. Other types of oral cancer may require extensive surgical treatment that limits your ability to eat and speak.
What are the benefits of oral cancer screening?
Oral cancer screening in Ventura has multiple benefits that make it a terrific addition to your dental care:
The screening is non-invasive
While there are some types of oral cancer screening that use dyes or special lights to look for cancer, the screening is still a non-invasive way to detect cancer. There’s no recovery period, and you don’t need to make any special preparations for your screening.
Oral cancer screening is effective
Ventura oral cancer screening can detect a majority of oral cancer cases. The screening is a fast, efficient way to spot oral cancer while it's in its early stages. This results in higher success rates for treatment or oral cancer.
Regular cancer screenings can give you peace of mind
If you have risk factors for oral cancer, regular cancer screenings can give you added peace of mind that you’re doing everything you can to remain healthy.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screening in Ventura consists of an examination that searches for early signs of cancer. If we see any problematic areas, we can order additional tests to determine if these areas contain cancerous cells. Our patients receive an oral cancer screening at least once a year with their annual check up exam.
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"We are elevating the experience of oral health care by providing dental treatment you need from a team you can trust in an understanding and caring environment."
Dr. Phil, DDS, MS, MAGD, FAIID
Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentist