Your Spring dentist is in a unique position to detect and diagnose oral cancer in the early stages, before it progresses. Think about it – you only see your doctor when a problem arises, and chances are you are not regularly inspecting the inside surfaces of your mouth. You (should) see your dentist twice yearly for regular cleanings and exams. Along with your regular exams, your dentist will perform a comprehensive screening of your mouth to look for any changes that could be potential signs of oral cancer.
Some of the warning signs and symptoms of oral cancer that we look for, that you should also be on the lookout for at home, and let your doctor know if you have noticed any of the following (can occur on the lips, mouth, tongue, gums, throat, or any area inside the mouth):
Risk factors for developing oral cancer include:
At Spring Creek Dentistry, we are proud to offer a comprehensive mix of services to provide all of your family’s dental needs under one roof. We have four amazing doctors and an outstanding team who can’t wait to meet you.