oral cancer screenings in Frisco, TX

Helping you stay healthy is one of our most important goals. For this reason, we offer oral cancer screenings in Frisco, Texas, as part of our normal six-month checkups. This allows Dr. Regina Powe to examine your mouth for any inconsistencies and monitor your oral health. Learn more below, and call Centre for Diagnostic & Cosmetic Dentistry at 972-964-5928 to schedule a visit with our dentist.

One of the most important things about cancer treatment is early detection. Unfortunately, most cases of oral cancer are only treated once they become more serious. That is why our dentist and team offer oral cancer screening to help keep your mouth (and body) healthy. When we refer to oral cancer, we include cancers of the lips, tongue, palates, cheeks, throat, and sinuses. As part of your normal dental exams, our dentist will conduct an oral cancer screening to help detect any early signs of cancer.

Common symptoms of oral cancer include:

  • A sore or abscess in the mouth or on the face or neck that does not heal within three weeks and bleeds or discharges easily
  • Numbness or unexpected soreness in the face, neck, or mouth
  • Consistent earaches
  • Repeated sore throat or trouble swallowing, as if something is stuck at the back of the throat
  • Rough spots or bumps on the gums, lips or other soft tissues of the mouth
  • Red-and-white speckled patches in the mouth
  • Difficulty closing your mouth, swallowing, speaking or chewing.

If you suspect that you have oral cancer or if you would like to schedule a screening, contact our dental office today and schedule an appointment with our dentist.