We carry out a full mouth cancer screening to monitor for the early signs of mouth cancer and we recommend that you come in for a screening on a yearly basis. In the meantime, if you have any sores, lumps or long-term ulcers in your mouth, no matter how small, it is very important that you make an appointment to see us.
The early detection of mouth cancer is important as it can increase the chance of a good recovery.
Late detection of mouth cancers has resulted in a higher proportion of deaths per number of cases than breast cancer, cervical cancer or skin melanoma, with about 2,700 deaths per year in the UK.
Mouth cancer screening is a short procedure at the dental practice that involves a thorough examination of your whole mouth.
It includes the use of a handheld scanning device that is used to examine any lumps or lesions that you might have. This will highlight any risk factors so we can treat or refer you as quickly as possible.
We will check the soft tissue lining of your palate, tongue, cheeks and neck area for anything that might need further investigation.
It’s been found that smoking and heavy alcohol consumption increase the risk of oral cancer. It is also important to remember to protect your lips from the sun and maintain good oral hygiene.
At Hampden Dental & Aesthetics Clinic, we always encourage our patients to quit smoking because it is strongly linked with many forms of cancer and has a negative impact on dental health. The Mouth Cancer Foundation is an excellent source of further information.Back to General Dentistry
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