Oral Cancer Screening In Waterdown
Know the risk factors
- Smoking or consuming tobacco products
- Excessive exposure to sunlight
- Positive family history of oral cancer
- A poor diet and malnutrition
- History of leukoplakia
- Presence of HPV(Human Papilloma Virus) infection in the mouth
- Being male as males are more prone to oral cancer than females
Prevention, Detection, and Treatment of Oral Cancer:
Early detection of oral cancer
Diagnosis and Treatment
After a thorough check-up, your healthcare provider will share their findings with you. If the screening indicates signs of oral cancer, Magnolia Dental will refer you to a specialist for further assessment. These tests might include a biopsy, where a piece of abnormal tissue is removed and sent for lab analysis. Various other imaging tests like X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or ultrasounds can also be performed if necessary. They may help in detecting the location of any tumor and indicating the areas where it has spread.
Your dentist may also suggest follow-up visits within a week or so to see if the lesion has healed on its own. They will also notice any changes associated with it.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How can you prevent oral cancer?
You can take precautions now to help prevent oral cancer in the future. To help reduce your risk of oral cancer, see your dentist for routine check-ups regularly, stop using tobacco products and drink responsibly, limit your exposure to direct sunlight and use U/V protective lip balms, eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, and remember to check your mouth for signs or symptoms so that you can report any concerns to your dentist.
How often should you screen for oral cancer?
Can oral cancer be cured with surgery?
How long does it take to recover from oral cancer surgery?
The amount of time it takes to recover from oral cancer surgery depends on the type of surgery, the patient's age, and overall health. In most cases, it takes around ten days to two weeks. After two weeks, your dentist will schedule an appointment for a follow-up to check for signs of complications. Make sure that you don’t miss any appointments, even if you feel fine. Our experts from the best oral cancer treatment centers will help you on your way to recovery from oral cancer.