At Buehler Family Dental, we have the skills and tools to ensure that early signs and symptoms of oral cancer and pre-cancerous conditions are identified. We are dedicated to doing all we can to detect and treat oral cancer at the earliest stage possible. Modern dental technology and oral cancer screening methods have advanced significantly. Because of these advancements, treatment can be begin faster - helping patients recover quicker and more effectively.
The oral cancer examination is a completely painless process. We'll begin by examining different areas of the mouth, neck and face to check for any abnormalities.
Although it does not always mean you have oral cancer, the most common symptoms include:
-Red or white patches or sores anywhere in the oral cavity
-Soreness, lumps or the general thickening of tissue anywhere in the throat or mouth
-A sore that bleeds easily or does not heal
-Pain, tenderness, or numbness anywhere in the mouth or on the lips
-Difficulty chewing, speaking, or swallowing
-Unexplained bleeding in the mouth
We recommend that a thorough oral cancer screening be performed at least once each year. If you have a concern and would like to schedule an exam sooner, please contact our office at your earliest convenience - because early detection is key!