Visit your Calgary area dentist for an oral cancer screening today!
A diagnosis of cancer can be a scary thought. Fortunately, many cancers may be caught early enough for successful intervention with appropriate screenings. The same applies to oral cancer. Calgary, AB area dentist, Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma, is a dentist who proudly offers screening for oral cancer. Oral cancer is a type of cancer that can be detected by a dental professional and oftentimes treated quickly and easily with an early diagnosis. At Lake Chaparral Dental Care, our team recommends having a screening done every six months with their routine testing and evaluation.
What is oral cancer?
Oral cancer is a type of cancer that is often found in the oral cavity. This may include cancer developing on the:
- Roof or floor of the mouth
- Gum tissues
- Soft tissues of the cheek
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What are the symptoms of oral cancer?
Some patients may have symptoms of oral cancer, while others may not and be completely unaware that the cancer is forming in their mouths. However, if patients notice certain problems such as growths in or around the mouth, patches of red or white skin on soft tissues, or even lip or mouth sores that do not heal, they may want to consider speaking to a dental professional about having an oral cancer screening. The specific area of concern is evaluated, and our team may take a sample called a biopsy to have it tested at a laboratory to look for cancer cells within. With a proper diagnosis, patients can then work with their dentist and an oncologist to discuss how to move forward with treatment to eradicate cancer and bring the patient back to health.
Are you due for an oral cancer screening?
Take the time to have your smile evaluated by our team at Lake Chaparral Dental Care to discuss the benefits of early detection. Our team is located in Calgary, AB and works directly with our patients to help them monitor for this and other problems that may occur within the smile. Call (403) 768-2271 and connect with the professionals at our practice to discuss this and other routine dental treatments and services.Back to Oral Cancer Screening Page