Dr. Hennington and the Trade Winds Dental team are committed to ensuring not only your oral health is at its best, but that your overall health is in superior shape too.
This is why our team conducts oral cancer screenings as part of your regular exam to look for early signs and help detect any abnormalities early.
Common symptoms can include:
- Red or white spots and sores
- A lump, thickening, or a rough spot
- Pain, tenderness, and numbness on the mouth or lips
- Difficulty chewing, swallowing, or speaking
Our simple visual screening allows us to look for anything out of the ordinary that could be cause for concern. A quick brush test designed to collect cells that are then sent to a lab for analysis may also be necessary.
Early detection is key with oral cancer, but prevention is best. We recommend our patients avoid tobacco products, limit alcohol consumption, enjoy a healthy diet, and limit exposure to the sun. You’re mouth, mind, and body will thank you.