Oral Cancer Screening
in Austin & Round Rock, TX
Have you had an oral cancer screening this year? Oral cancer, also known as mouth cancer, can develop quickly and when left untreated, can become life-threatening. Whether you’re experiencing oral cancer symptoms or need an annual screening, our High Point Dentistry team offers oral cancer screenings in Austin and Round Rock, TX, to identify oral cancer and plan treatment steps. Schedule your oral cancer screening today by contacting our office!Contact Us
What is an oral cancer screening?
An oral cancer screening is a quick and non-invasive exam of the mouth, lips, tongue, gums, and throat to detect early signs of oral cancer. During an oral cancer screening, our dentist will assess your teeth and gums and look for oral cancer symptoms. Specialized tools like mouth mirrors and lights may be used for a more thorough examination. Early detection of oral cancer symptoms is crucial for improving the chances of successful treatment, as oral cancer is more treatable when detected in its initial stages.
What are the symptoms of oral cancer?
While our team performs oral cancer screenings in Austin, it’s best to be aware of oral cancer symptoms. By looking out for the following oral cancer signs, you’ll know when to reach out to our office for an oral cancer screening. Some common oral cancer symptoms include:
- Persistent mouth sores
- White or red patches in the mouth
- Unexplained bleeding
- Difficulty swallowing or chewing
- Persistent sore throat or hoarseness
Oral cancer may also cause pain or numbness in the mouth, jaw, or tongue and may lead to the swelling of lymph nodes in the neck.
What does cancer in the mouth look like?
Mouth cancer can appear in both visual and physical forms. For example, mouth cancer can appear as white or red patches on the gums, tongue, or the lining of the mouth. It may also present as persistent mouth sores that do not heal, lumps or thickening in the mouth or neck, unexplained bleeding or pain in the mouth, and difficulty in swallowing or speaking. If you’re experiencing any of these oral cancer signs, we encourage you to reach out to our office for a proper diagnosis.