Early Detection with Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screenings are a crucial part of your dental check-ups at H-Town Star Family Dentistry. Our screenings are designed to detect early signs of oral cancer, increasing the chances for successful treatment.

Oral Cancer Screening

Why Is Oral Cancer Screening Important?

Regular screenings are important because:

  • Early detection of oral cancer significantly improves treatment outcomes.
  • Oral cancer can develop without noticeable symptoms in its early stages.
  • Screenings help identify abnormalities that might not be visible or painful yet.

What Does an Oral Cancer Screening Involve?

Our oral cancer screening process includes:

  • A visual examination of your mouth, face, neck, and lips for any signs of cancer.
  • A physical examination to feel for any lumps or irregular tissue changes in your neck, head, face, and oral cavity.
  • Use of special tools or dyes if needed, to highlight abnormal cells or tissues.

Who Should Get Screened for Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer screenings are recommended for:

  • Adults, especially those over the age of 40.
  • Individuals who use tobacco in any form.
  • People with a history of heavy alcohol use.
  • Anyone with a previous oral cancer diagnosis or significant sun exposure.

Schedule Your Oral Cancer Screening Appointment

Take a proactive step in maintaining your health. Schedule an oral cancer screening with H-Town Star Family Dentistry. It’s a simple process that could be life-saving.