Oral Cancer Screening

Dentist looking in patient's mouth.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screenings exist for a reason. Unfortunately, many don’t take oral cancer seriously, but it affects thousands of individuals annually. The excellent news—oral cancer screenings are the first line of defense against oral cancer. In addition, these screenings help to provide early detection, which allows for treatment before cancer spreads or worsens.

Let My Dentist of Port St. Lucie take care of your oral health with our comprehensive oral cancer screenings. Our team offers oral cancer screenings, so call to schedule your appointment today at (772) 878-7525!

Why Do You Need Oral Cancer Screenings?

Every year, an estimated 54,000 adults in the United States learn they have oral cancer. A patient’s survival rates are affected by diagnosis timeframe and treatment. Patients often rarely seek screenings until their mouth and throat cancer has spread. However, by opting for oral health screenings more often, you get diagnosis and treatment sooner, which significantly increases the probability of your survival and recovery.

Contributing Factors for Oral Cancer

Numerous factors increase the risk of developing oral cancer. Below are some factors that may lead to abnormal tissue growth, which may turn into mouth and throat cancer:

  • Chewing tobacco
  • Other kinds of tobacco use (vapes, cigarettes, cigars)
  • Alcoholism and those who binge drink alcohol
  • A weak immune system
Doctor looking at results with patient.

What Happens at an Oral Cancer Screening?

At your oral cancer screening, our dental professionals will inspect your mouth for abnormal tissue and discuss your particular lifestyle for behaviors that may increase your risk. If our team notices anything worth further inspection, we will move forward with an oral biopsy. From there, our team will discuss your results and proceed with the best diagnosis and treatment for you.

Get the peace of mind you deserve. Call My Dentist of Port St. Lucie’s trusted team in for an oral cancer screening today at (772) 878-7525.

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