Oral Cancer Screenings in Palm Coast, FL

Oral cancer can affect you even if you don’t smoke now and have never smoked. Other risk factors include:

  • Regular alcohol consumption
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus) exposure
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Genetics 

Less known than some forms of cancer, statistics indicate that one person dies every hour of every day from oral cancer. Yet once diagnosed, the survival rate is around 90%. We want you to stay safe! So, as part of your dental exam, our team at Dentique Dental provides an oral cancer screening near you as your dentist in Palm Coast.

Having a thorough, quick, ten-minute visual oral cancer screening at a dental office near you allows skilled dentists, trained at early detection, to see warning signs only visible under magnification. Early diagnosis doubles a patient’s chance of survival. 

Signs of oral cancer include:

  • Chronic sore throat
  • Trouble chewing or swallowing
  • Stiffness in your jaw
  • Sores in your mouth that won’t go away
  • Changes in your voice
  • A chronic feeling of something stuck in your throat
  • A lump or bump on your jaw or throat

What’s an Oral Cancer Screening Like?

Our dentists include an oral cancer screening with your routine check-up or as a separate appointment. Either way, the screening only takes a couple of minutes and is painless.

During your appointment, our friendly dentist looks for lumps, swelling, and tender spots. Our team will also be looking for calluses on your lips, under the tongue, gums, the back of your throat, and any red or white patches.

We conduct thorough visual extra-oral and intra-oral cancer exams, and we use the latest version of the first FDA-cleared VELscopeVx for oral cancer screening.

Risk Factors of Oral Cancer

Patients who at risk for oral cancer include: 

  • Tobacco users
  • Patients who experience frequent or severe sunburns
  • Alcohol users
  • 55 years and older
  • Weak or compromised immune system
  • Patients with HPV

For skilled dental care near you, visit us at Dentique Dental, to stay safe and maintain your best oral health. 

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