Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer encompasses cancers of the lips, tongue, floor of the mouth, cheeks, throat (pharynx), sinuses and both hard and soft palate. Early detection is crucial, as oral cancer is often treatable when identified in its initial stages. Unfortunately, many cases are discovered only after the disease has advanced, making treatment more challenging. Oral cancer can be life-threatening, underscoring the importance of regular screenings.

Here at Keene Family Dentistry, we prioritize your health and wellbeing. During your routine dental cleanings and exams, our dedicated dentists and team will perform a thorough oral cancer screening. This essential step is designed to identify any signs of oral cancer or other abnormalities at the earliest possible stage.

Be aware of the following common symptoms of oral cancer:

  • Persistent sore throat or a sensation of something being caught in the back of the throat
  • Unexplained bleeding in the mouth
  • A lasting sore on the face, neck or mouth that bleeds easily and does not heal within two weeks
  • Unexplained loss of feeling, pain or numbness in the face, neck or mouth
  • Ear pain
  • Lumps, bumps or rough spots on the gums, lips or other parts of the mouth
  • Red, white or speckled red-and-white patches in the mouth
  • Difficulty chewing, speaking or swallowing
  • Changes in the way your teeth or dentures fit together

Our team is committed to performing comprehensive screenings for oral cancer during your visits. However, if you notice any of these symptoms or experience any other type of dental pain, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately. Your health is our top priority, and we are dedicated to helping you maintain a healthy, cancer-free mouth.

Regular dental checkups are not just about keeping your smile bright — they are also a critical component of your overall health strategy. By staying vigilant and proactive, you can significantly reduce the risks associated with oral cancer. Together, we can ensure that you receive the best care possible. Call us today at 817-641-0000 to make your appointment with Dr. Christian Nwokorie or Dr. Rashmi Thapa and learn more about oral cancer screenings in Keene, Texas!