Waugh Chapel Dental

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Oral cancer screening is an essential preventive service offered at our office, playing a vital role in the early detection of oral cancer. This quick and non-invasive procedure is conducted as part of your regular dental checkup, aimed at identifying early signs of oral cancer before symptoms become more noticeable or severe. Early detection significantly increases the chances of successful treatment and recovery.

Understanding Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screening involves a thorough examination of your oral cavity and surrounding tissues, including the lips, tongue, throat and cheeks. Our trained professionals use a combination of visual inspection and manual palpation to check for any signs of abnormalities, such as lumps, white or red patches and sores that do not heal. In some cases, advanced screening technologies may be employed to further assess any areas of concern.

The Oral Cancer Screening Process

  • Visual Examination: We begin by looking for any signs of irregularities in the mouth, lips and throat.
  • Physical Examination: Our dentists will also feel the tissues in your mouth to detect any lumps or abnormalities.
  • Advanced Screening: If necessary, special tests or devices may be used to further examine suspicious areas.
  • Consultation: We discuss the findings with you and recommend any further steps, if needed.

Benefits of Regular Oral Cancer Screening

  • Early detection of oral cancer, when it is most treatable
  • Quick and painless process that can be easily integrated into your dental checkup
  • Increases awareness of the risk factors and symptoms of oral cancer
  • Provides peace of mind through proactive health management

Prioritize Your Health With Oral Cancer Screening

Regular oral cancer screenings in Gambrills, Maryland, are a key component of your dental care routine, emphasizing the importance of preventive health measures. Contact Waugh Chapel Dental today at 410-451-9600 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Daly or Dr. Poorna Phaltankar. Our dentists and team are dedicated to providing comprehensive care that not only keeps your smile bright but also supports your overall well-being. Let us take a proactive step together towards maintaining your health.

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