According to the NHS, early detection can increase the chance of survival by as much as 90%. Our clinicians are skilled in performing screenings and helping you to lower your risk factors for mouth cancer.
We may wish to investigate further if we find any of the symptoms above. Your dentist will gently extract a small tissue sample, which is then sent off for testing.
When should I attend mouth cancer screening appointments?
Mouth cancer screening is performed as part of your routine dental appointment. For patients with high-risk factors, we may recommend seeing us more regularly than once a year.
If you notice any of the symptoms listed above, you mustn’t wait until your next routine check-up. You should make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible.
What are the risk factors for mouth cancer?
If you want to reduce your risk of mouth cancer, we are here to support you. We can refer you to treatments that can aid you with quitting smoking or reducing your alcohol intake, helping you to develop a healthier lifestyle in the long term.
How is mouth cancer screening performed?
A handheld device is used to examine the soft tissues in your mouth. Our dentists are accurate in carrying out thorough screenings and will ensure you are comfortable and relaxed beforehand.Back to General Dentistry
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