Oral Cancer Screening

Irvine Tooth Cafe & Orthodontics is committed to your overall health, which includes regular oral cancer screenings. Our screenings are quick, non-invasive, and could be life-saving. We use the latest techniques to detect any signs of oral cancer at its earliest stages.

The Importance of Regular Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer screenings are vital because:

  • Early detection significantly increases the chances of successful treatment.
  • It helps identify cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions that might not be visible or cause symptoms.
  • Regular screenings can catch oral cancer before it spreads or becomes more serious.

What Happens During an Oral Cancer Screening?

During the screening, our dentist will:

  • Conduct a visual examination of your mouth, face, neck, and lips for any signs of cancer, such as sores, discoloration, or irregularities.
  • Perform a physical examination to check for lumps or abnormalities in the head and neck area.
  • Use specialized tools or dyes if necessary to highlight problem areas.
  • Discuss any findings and recommend further steps if needed.

Who Should Get Screened for Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer screenings are recommended for:

  • Adults, especially those over the age of 40.
  • Tobacco and alcohol users, as they are at higher risk.
  • Anyone with a history of oral cancer or significant sun exposure.
  • Individuals with HPV or other risk factors for oral cancer.

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