Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screening

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Oral Cancer Screening in Bonita Springs

Pelican Landing Dental provides oral cancer screenings to help you maintain good oral health and protect the future of your smile.

Many signs connected to oral cancer might be confused with those of other health problems, such as toothaches or canker sores.

In general, if symptoms persist for several weeks, you’ll want to visit us as soon as possible for an oral cancer screening in Bonita Springs.

Common oral cancer symptoms include:

  • Persistent mouth pain or sores that don’t go away
  • Lumps in the cheek
  • Red and white patches on the gums, tongue, tonsils, or inner lining of the mouth
  • Feeling like something’s caught in the throat
  • Difficulty swallowing, chewing, or moving your jaw and tongue
  • Jaw swelling
  • Loose teeth
  • Weight loss
  • Halitosis (bad breath)

Bonita Springs Oral Cancer Screenings Can Save Your Smile

Oral cancer screenings in Bonita Springs, performed by our expert doctors, are part of your regular checkups to ensure the health of your smile.

Your doctor will look for asymmetries, swellings, bumps, patches of color, or ulcerations, as well as other problems with the mouth, neck, lips, and face.

Our goal is always to catch developing cancer before it advances, giving you the best chance at a favorable prognosis.

  • Early detection is key for successful treatment
  • Our expert doctors know what to look for
  • Our advanced dental technology gives us an in-depth look at your oral health
  • If needed, we’ll direct you to a specialist for diagnosis and treatment
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What to expect during an oral cancer screening

Our promise to you: time and attention to detail

Oral cancers are scary, but when caught early, are much easier to treat. Our doctors are passionate about protecting your long-term health and keeping your smile strong and healthy for years to come. By performing thorough oral cancer screenings in Bonita Springs and Estero, we give our patients a fighting chance against oral disease.

During your exam, you’ll remove any oral appliances you’re wearing, and our doctors will use several tools, including a light, mirror, and tongue depressor, to get a good look at your oral structures. They will also feel around your head, cheeks, jaw, and chin for any unusual masses. If this causes discomfort or shows signs of a problem with tissue mobility, you may also be asked to swallow.

Our doctors prioritize honest and transparent conversations about your oral health and will take the time to discuss all your options and make sure you’re both on the same page. We promise time and attention to detail to set your smile up for a successful and healthy future.