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Oral Cancer Screening | Burbank, CA

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screening

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BRIGHTCRAFT DENTAL & LASER

Oral Cancer Screening

Discover the importance of oral cancer screening at BrightCraft Dental and Laser.

✓ Life-Saving Measure: With over 300,000 cases yearly, oral cancer ranks as the sixth deadliest cancer globally. Early detection through screening enhances the chances of successful treatment.

✓ What is Oral Cancer Screening?: It’s a vital dental procedure aimed at identifying potentially cancerous signs, allowing for the earliest symptom recognition.

✓ Scope of Oral Cancer: This screening targets cancers affecting soft mouth tissues, including lips, tongue, sinuses, palate, and throat.

✓ Convenience: We offer screening during your routine dental checkup or when you notice potential oral cancer signs.

✓ Expert Care: If screening reveals an anomaly, we may refer you to a specialist, such as an oral surgeon or an ENT, for a biopsy.

 

 

 

What are the signs of oral cancer?

As in all cases of dental intervention, the first step is consulting a dentist.

Recognizing oral cancer signs is crucial for timely screening and intervention:

✓ Persistent Sores: Sores or ulcers that resist healing for an extended period.
✓ Abnormal Patches: Red or white patches on the tongue, cheeks, gums, and more.
✓ Unusual Lumps: Unexplained lumps or bumps on the throat, tongue, gums, lip, or neck.
✓ Swallowing Challenges: Difficulty swallowing or chewing.
✓ Throat Sensation: Feeling something lodged in the throat.
✓ Mouth Numbness: Numbness in the mouth or lips.
✓ Ear Discomfort: Unexplained ear pain.
✓ Denture Fit: Dentures no longer fitting securely.


✓ Persistent Sores: Extended non-healing sores.
✓ Abnormal Patches: Red/white patches on tongue, cheeks, gums, etc.
✓ Unusual Lumps: Unexplained bumps on throat, tongue, gums, lip, neck.
✓ Swallowing Challenges: Difficulty in swallowing or chewing.
✓ Throat Sensation: Feeling of something lodged in the throat.
✓ Mouth Numbness: Numbness in mouth or lips.
✓ Ear Discomfort: Unexplained ear pain.
✓ Denture Fit: Loose denture issues.

If you observe these signs, seek prompt oral cancer screening at BrightCraft Dental. Timely attention is crucial to prevent worsening and potential spread to other body parts.

Common Oral Cancer Q&A


Who’s at risk for oral cancer?

Regular screening is beneficial for everyone, but certain individuals face elevated risks:

• Tobacco & Alcohol Use: Higher risk for tobacco users and heavy alcohol consumers.

• Unhealthy Diet: Increased susceptibility with poor nutrition lacking in fruits and vegetables.

• Genetics: Family history amplifies vulnerability; regular screenings are crucial.

Additional risk factors:

✓ UV Exposure
✓ Weakened Immune System
✓ HPV Infection

Screening, often done during a dental visit or when symptoms arise, includes risk factor questions and a visual-tactile exam, ensuring your comfort.

Why opt for oral cancer screening?

✓ Lifesaver: Early detection for more effective treatment.
✓ Efficiency: Reduces treatment and recovery time.
✓ Peace of Mind: Normal results provide reassurance.
✓ Oral Health Guidance: Valuable advice for improved well-being.

Prioritize your oral health with professional screenings at BrightCraft Dental and Laser.

Common Oral Cancer Q&A

Who’s vulnerable to oral cancer?

Regular oral cancer screening benefits all, yet some face higher risks:

• Tobacco & Alcohol Use: Tobacco users and heavy alcohol consumers are at heightened risk.

• Unhealthy Diet: Poor nutrition with minimal fruits and vegetables increases risk.

• Genetics: Family history amplifies susceptibility; regular screenings are crucial.

Additional risk factors:

✓ UV Exposure
✓ Weakened Immune System
✓ HPV Infection

The screening, often conducted during a dental visit or upon noticing symptoms, involves questions about risk factors and a visual and tactile exam. We ensure your comfort throughout.

Why undergo oral cancer screening?

✓ Lifesaver: Detects cancer early when treatment is most effective.
✓ Efficiency: Reduces treatment and recovery time.
✓ Peace of Mind: Normal results provide reassurance.
✓ Oral Health Guidance: Valuable advice for improved oral well-being.

Prioritize your oral health with our professional screenings at BrightCraft Dental and Laser.

BRIGHTCRAFT DENTAL & LASER

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