Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screening is a vital component of preventive dental care, aimed at detecting signs of oral cancer in its early stages when it is most treatable. Table Mountain Dental is committed to providing personalized care and promoting overall wellbeing through preventive measures.

Understanding Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screening involves a thorough examination of the mouth, gums, tongue and throat to look for signs of abnormalities or suspicious lesions. Some key aspects of oral cancer screening include:

  • Visual Inspection: Dr. Craig Cardon will visually examine the oral cavity for any unusual changes in color, texture or shape of tissues.
  • Palpation: The dentist will gently feel the tissues in the mouth and neck for lumps, bumps or other abnormalities.
  • Additional Tests: In some cases, additional tests such as tissue biopsy or advanced imaging may be recommended for further evaluation.

Benefits of Oral Cancer Screening
Choosing regular oral cancer screenings offers several important benefits:

  • Early Detection: Early detection of oral cancer increases the chances of successful treatment and improves outcomes.
  • Preventive Care: Oral cancer screenings are an essential part of preventive dental care, helping to identify potential issues before they progress.
  • Peace of Mind: Regular screenings provide reassurance and peace of mind, knowing that your oral health is being actively monitored.

The Screening Process

  • Routine Examination: Oral cancer screenings are typically performed during routine dental checkups.
  • Discussion of Risk Factors: Our dentist may discuss your lifestyle habits and medical history to assess your risk for oral cancer.
  • Thorough Examination: The dentist will conduct a comprehensive examination of the oral cavity, including the lips, tongue, cheeks and throat.
  • Follow-Up: Depending on the findings of the screening, we may recommend additional tests or follow-up appointments for further evaluation.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for an oral cancer screening in Arvada, Colorado, please contact us at 720-749-2711. Prioritize your health with regular screenings at our dental office.