Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral Cancer Screenings in Wenatchee, WA

Did you know that you can receive a visual oral cancer screening from our dentists near you while you’re in our dental office in Wenatchee, WA, for a comprehensive dental exam or professional cleaning? Tveten Dental Care makes oral cancer screening a part of every comprehensive dental exam and cleaning we perform because our oral cancer dentists and their teams are dedicated to your complete oral health.

Oral Cancer Can Affect Anyone

Contrary to what many people might believe, you don’t have to be a current or past smoker to be at risk of developing oral cancer. Another false notion is that oral cancer is rare even though it’s diagnosed more than 3 million times each year. Plus, oral cancer does not always have symptoms that patients will notice themselves. Instead, specialized equipment used by our dentists in Wenatchee, WA, is needed to detect its early presence. The testing is pain-free and quick — usually only a few minutes before your appointment time – but it provides the same peace of mind that you get after having any other type of cancer screening.

One way to make sure that you include this screening as part of your general health screening is to schedule your exams and cleanings around the same time each year that you have your annual physical. If you are experiencing unusual symptoms right now concerning your oral health, please contact our office rather than wait.

Symptoms of Oral Cancer that You May Notice

Patients may notice symptoms such as rough spots on their gums, white or reddish discoloration on their inside cheeks or gums, and unexplained bleeding or numbness in the mouth (including the tongue) or face. Although some of these symptoms could indicate a condition unrelated to tooth cancer or gum cancer, they will always benefit from early detection.

Ready to Learn More?

If you want to take control of your oral health the same way that you’ve taken control of your annual physical and other health screening appointments, we invite you to contact Tveten Dental Care to schedule a comprehensive dental exam, including oral cancer screening from our dentists in Wenatchee, WA, today.

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