Oral Cancer Screening

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Oral cancer screenings are essential for detecting early signs of cancer. At Dental Care of Rosewood, we put our patients’ health at the forefront of each treatment. That’s why we recommend adding oral cancer screenings to your regularly scheduled appointments.

Oral Cancer Indicators

As cancer cells multiply and spread, they often cause abnormal tissue growth in the oral cavity. You might notice some common indicators that occur along with the tissue growth, including:

  • Numbness or tingling sensations on your lips, tongue, or the insides of your cheeks
  • Discolored areas around your gums and other oral tissues
  • Mouth sores that bleed and don’t heal
  • Oral tissues with abnormal textures such as lumps, roughness, or bumps

What Happens During an Oral Cancer Screening?

When we perform an oral cancer screening, we typically use sight and touch to determine whether you should seek further testing. We’ll visually check the inside of your mouth for discoloration or sores. Then, we’ll run a gloved finger along your gums, tongue, cheeks, and teeth to seek out any concerning textures.

When to Call About an Oral Cancer Screening in Columbia, SC

You should schedule an oral cancer screening at our practice in Columbia, SC, if you have any of the following risk factors:

  • Constant sun exposure
  • A personal or family history of oral cancers or other head and neck cancers
  • Abnormal bumps, sores, or textures inside your mouth

Using substances like alcohol or tobacco products will increase the risk of developing mouth cancer.

Put Your Health First with Dental Care of Rosewood in Columbia, SC

Whether you discovered a cause for concern or you just want peace of mind, our team at Dental Care of Rosewood can help you determine the steps to take. Call our practice in Columbia, SC, to set up an appointment for your oral cancer screening at 803-810-1416.


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