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Oral Cancer Screenings

Your dental office emphasizes the importance of providing routine oral cancer screenings. our dentist is certified to detect oral cancer and discuss the available diagnostic options with you. Detecting any abnormalities in your oral health early will help you get the treatment you need to either regress or eliminate the risk of developing a more serious oral health condition.

Oral cancer, also known as mouth cancer can be found on the lips, tongue, gums, or lining of the mouth or throat. Studies show it is responsible for the death of one adult American every hour. Early detection of oral cancer is crucial to its treatment success. For this reason, your dentist recommends an annual oral cancer screening. There are a number of oral cancer symptoms that start to appear early on, including:

• White or red patches in your mouth
• A mouth sore that won’t heal within two weeks
• Unexplained bleeding in your mouth
• A soreness or feeling that something is caught in the back of the throat
• Problem or pain with swallowing, speaking, or moving the jaw or tongue
• Lumps or swellings in or around your mouth
• Ear pain
• Dramatic weight loss

If you show any symptoms that last for more than a week and show no signs of regressing, schedule an appointment with your dentist immediately.

Oral cancer can happen to anyone, although research suggests that it is slightly more common in men. Those who smoke or use tobacco products are six times more likely than nonsmokers to develop oral cancer. Oral cancer is also more likely to occur in those with genetic predisposition, prolonged sun exposure, or those who drink alcohol excessively. However, it is important to note that anyone can get oral cancer.

Treatment success depends on the size, type, and stage of cancer. In most cases, small cancerous tumors are removed along with a small ring of healthy tissue that surrounded it, and radiation or chemotherapy is then delivered to kill off any remaining cancerous cells.

Dentist Greenway Houston - Gloss Dentistry Map Location

We are conveniently located in the Greenway Plaza area off of HWY 59 and Buffalo Speedway

We serve clients from Upper Kirby, River Oaks, Midtown, West University, Bellaire, Galleria, Memorial, The Heights and even those down in Sugarland. We brighten smiles all over Greater Houston!

Our Location

 

3700 Buffalo Speedway, Suite #310
Houston, TX 77098

[email protected]

(713) 850-9699

Office Hours

Monday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Thursday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM
*Flex appointments available upon request and prepayment from 6am-6pm

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