Oral Cancer Screenings

Every hour, one adult in the U.S. dies from mouth cancer. But when dentists identify oral cancers in the initial stages, the condition is very treatable. We can treat the disease more quickly, in a less invasive way with a higher success rate.

When patients wait to seek help, oral cancers spread and require a more aggressive attack. Please allow us to help maintain your mouth health and potentially save your life. Get in touch with the Indian Creek Family Dentistry team now to find out more.

Dr. Stropes recommends annual oral cancer screenings. Regular checkups can help ensure we detect any budding problems early. That is why we look for signs of oral cancer during every routine dental exam.

Mouth Cancer Screenings Near You

Your Trafalgar, IN dentist will look for any abnormalities during your mouth cancer screening. We examine your gums, tongue, lips, and throat very carefully. Let us know if you have noticed any of the following potential symptoms, including:

  • Difficulty moving your tongue or jaw
  • Drastic weight loss
  • Feeling as if you have an object lodged in the back of your throat
  • Mouth sores that do not heal
  • Pain or discomfort when swallowing or speaking
  • Sore throat without any sinus issues
  • Swelling or lungs inside or around your oral cavity
  • Unexplained ear pain or bleeding inside your mouth
  • Red or white spots or patches in your mouth

Have you experienced any of the above symptoms consistently for over a week? If so, contact Indian Creek Family Dentistry right away to schedule an appointment.

Who Is Most At Risk for Developing Oral Cancer?

People of any age can get oral cancer. However, there are specific factors that are likely to increase risks. Some of the most common red flags include:

  • Being born male, men have a higher rate of developing the disease than women do
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Genetics
  • Poor diet
  • Prolonged or excessive sun exposure
  • Tobacco use in any form

Learn how you can try to avoid oral cancer. Contact Indian Creek Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment. We are happy to help you stay healthy!

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