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Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral Cancer Screenings Near You

Did you know that oral cancer accounts for approximately 5% of all cancerous growths diagnosed in North America? Did you also know that men over forty are diagnosed twice as often as women?


Luckily, when detected early, oral cancer is treatable in more than 90% of cases! The treatment is also easier and less invasive.


Regular dental visits are essential to the early detection of oral cancer. During your routine checkup, our dentist will examine your mouth for any symptoms or signs of oral cancer and other abnormalities in your mouth.


Symptoms of Oral Cancer Include:

  • Usually painless at the beginning (could develop a burning pain or sensation if the tumour advances)
  • Sore, ucler, or lump
  • Most often pale coloured, but can be discoloured or dark
  • Can be a deep hard-edged crack in the tissue
  • On the lip, tongue, or other areas of the mouth


Other Symptoms include:

  • Mouth sores
  • Abnormal taste in mouth
  • Difficulty or pain swallowing
  • Chewing problems
  • Speech difficulties
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Tongue discomfort


A healthy lifestyle and regular dental checkups are essential to minimizing your risk of developing oral cancer and early detection.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding oral cancer, please feel free to ask one of our friendly team members on your next visit.