Oral Cancer Screening - Dental Office - Dentist Pickering


At Safavi Dental Clinic, we are able to offer a screening program used for the detection of mouth tissue abnormalities as part of our routine examinations. This technique allows for early detection of oral cancer, a crucial step in effective treatment and prevention of cancer spread.

Oral cancer can develop at many places within the mouth, but is found generally on the soft tissue of the gums, lips, tongue, or upper throat. The actual visual look of the tissue can have variations. It may appear to be a painless white patch that develops, but can also develop red patches as it progresses.

Oral cancer has a variety of causes, but can frequently be as a result of lifestyle factors such as frequent alcohol or tobacco consumption. However, certain infections such as HPV have the risk of developing cancerous growths.

The first step of oral cancer treatment is proper diagnosis. By visiting a dental professional such as your dentists in Pickering, you can find more information about the potential type and stage of the growth.

There are also steps you can take on your own to help monitor any possible development of oral cancer, namely maintaining good oral hygiene habits. By doing regular brushing and flossing, you may be able to notice changes to your oral health between dental visits, and this includes the development of any tissue irregularities. While it is good to have caution whenever you notice any irregularity, it is important to note that not each development is cause for alarm. However, if you have concerns then you should ensure you visit your dentist in Pickering when possible.

If you are interested in more information about oral cancer treatment or screening, or would be interested in having your oral health checked for any anomalies, contact Safavi Dental Clinic today or request an appointment online. Our office is located near Pickering Town Centre to provide you with a convenient option to monitor your oral health.

Last Updated On 2019-12-15