Summary of Oral Cancer Screenings
An Oral Cancer Screening is a specific examination that we perform at Pickett Family Dental preferably at least once a year to look signs of cancer in your mouth.
By performing oral cancer screenings regularly, you as the patient have a much better chance of getting the cancer removed and finding a cure.
While it’s obviously optimal to have a cancer screening at every appointment, it’s usually fine to have your mouth checked for oral cancer signs once a year. This can change depending upon family history and your personal genetics and history with cancer.
Just because you receive an oral cancer screening doesn’t mean that you’re guaranteed to not have or get cancer between appointments. It’s best to discuss with your dentist Dr. Tyson Pickett during your next appointment at our Keller, TX dentist office to determine how often you should receive oral cancer screenings.
Why We Perform Oral Cancer Screenings
By providing oral cancer screenings regularly we can be on the lookout and detect precancerous lesions within the mouth that are easy to remove and cure in their early stages.
If you have a higher risk of oral cancer based on any of the following habits that can leave you predisposed, then we recommend asking us to do an oral cancer screening at your next visit. The habits include:
- Previous oral cancer diagnosis
- Tobacco use of any type
- Alcohol use
- Excessive sun exposure in the past
As your Keller, TX dentist, we highly recommend getting the best possible care for your oral health. Because of that we highly recommend that if you smoke or drink alcohol that you find a healthy way to quit in order to reduce your potential chance of oral cancer.
Get an Oral Cancer Screening at Pickett Family Dental
Our dentists and dental hygienists are some of the best and most experienced in the area. If you’re looking for dentists that stay on top of the newest and greatest advancements in dental care, then schedule an appointment using our online form or give us a call at (817) 431-5514 Monday through Friday at our dental office in Keller, TX.