Oral Cancer Screenings: The Exam that Can Save Your Life

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Oral cancer is a severe and dangerous health issue that can ultimately destroy your smile and your entire life. This is why Dr. Kerry Taylor and our dental team offer oral cancer screenings at Chandler Dental Excellence.

For your benefit, we perform the screening during your dental cleaning and exam appointment. That way, with early diagnosis, you can treat your oral cancer and keep it from taking over your health and your life.

The screening is a simple and painless treatment that involves Dr. Kerry Taylor visually examining your entire mouth, including your throat. Your dentist will look for red and white sores on your tongue, cheeks, and gums or will look for any other signs of cancer. Next, he will feel your oral tissues for abnormalities like lumps or bumps. If any sign or symptom is detected, your dentist will tell you all about your next steps in properly diagnosing and treating the problem.

Everyone can benefit from an oral cancer screening, especially those who use tobacco, frequently drink alcohol, have a family history of oral cancer, or have a high amount of sun exposure on a regular basis.

Would you like to know more about oral cancer screenings in Chandler, Arizona? If so, call our office today at 480.786.1734 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment if you’re due for your next six-month checkup or if you are concerned you might be a victim of oral cancer. We are happy to meet with you and help you in any way we can.