Oral Cancer Detection

Oral cancer is a disease that results from abnormal cell growth in the oral cavity, lips, tongue or throat. Oral cancer can manifest in various ways such as:

  • white or dark red patches in the mouth, or on your lips or tongue
  • lumps or changes in the texture of the tissues in the mouth
  • sores or patches in the mouth that do not heal
  • bleeding or numbness in the mouth
  • difficulty swallowing
  • changes in taste or tongue sensation

Early detection of oral cancer is key to successful treatment and good prognosis. Our team of dental professionals are skilled and trained in detecting the early signs of oral cancer and can help you understand your risks. It is recommended that a dental exam is done by a dentist at least twice a year along with professional dental cleanings. At these appointments, our dentists are able to examine your mouth and look for signs of oral cancer.