We are currently only taking emergency cases in the office amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have an emergency please call our hotline at (587) 317‑9903 and we will do what we can to help. We are taking extra precautions such as hourly sanitizing of all areas such as waiting room and front desk and having sanitizer available at the front desk and in every operatory. All staff is wearing surgical masks, including front end staff.
Hearing your dentist say you need to undergo oral cancer screening may sound scary. However, oral cancer screening is an integral part of routine dental exams. The goal in this procedure is to detect early symptoms of mouth cancer.
Oral cancer can be treated successfully if it gets detected early. According to the Canadian Dental Association, the cause of oral cancer is the abnormal cell growth in the mouth, lips, tongue or throat.
According to the American Dental Association, men are twice as likely to get oral cancer than women. Here are more factors that may increase your risks of developing oral cancer:
Reduce Risks of Oral Cancer
There’s no guaranteed way to avoid mouth cancer but there are ways that you can lower your risks of getting it. Some of them include:
It’s never too late to take charge of your oral health. See a dentist in Rundle Calgary today and inquire about oral cancer screening.