Regular oral cancer screenings are important for early detection and treatment for conditions that can have serious and often fatal effects. Studies have shown that the chances of cancer survival can be 80 to 90% with early diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer. The goal of oral cancer screening is to detect mouth cancer early on, when there is a greater probability for cure.
We can perform quick and often painless oral cancer screening and include this to your regular oral exam. It is very important to remember that early signs of cancer may not be observable during its early stages. This is why it is even more critical to include these in your routine dental checkups.
We suggest to have at last annual oral cancer screening for patients who don’t drink alcohol or smoke tobacco products and at least every six months for those who do. Feel free to get in touch with our dental care providers at Oakville Dentistry to learn more about this dental test and how you can benefit from it.