“Should I Get A Screening?”
As part of visiting us for your routine check-up, a normal procedure will be to complete your oral cancer screening. During this time, we will examine the interior of your mouth for any indications that cancerous cells may be developing. Oral cancer is relatively easy to beat, provided that you identify it early. Our dentists at Dunwin Dental are firm believers that regular testing is important, even for those who lack any notable risk factors. This test will comprise a part of your normal twice a year visit to our dental office.
Performing regular oral cancer screenings gives a better chance of catching this condition during its earliest stages. When caught early, there is a significantly greater chance of saving the patient and limiting the amount of damage the condition can do. While regular screenings are good for everyone, those who have high-risk factors are the most likely to benefit.
Those who have one of the following factors are considered to be at greater risk of oral cancer:
Incidents of oral cancer have been increasing in recent years, though research has yet to find a cause. There appears to be some connection between cases of HPV (Human papillomavirus) and oral cancer, but further studies are required.
Our environment at Dunwin Dental is warm and welcoming to make coming to your appointment feel like dropping in to see old friends.
We offer a range of treatment options from general dentistry to cosmetic dentistry while focusing on a positive patient experience.
You are in control of your oral care journey. Here, we empower you to make informed decisions about your dental care.