DO WE NEED TO UNDERGO ORAL CANCER SCREENING?

A big YES!

We need to undergo oral cancer screening the soonest dental appointment possible. Your next question would be, why do we need to do that?

An oral cancer screening is usually part of a normal dental exam, where your dentist inspects your face, neck, lips, and mouth to look for any signs of oral cancer.

You must know that oral cancer is one of the fastest growing types of cancer the world is seeing today. There are basically two ways we can get it, one is environmental - primarily smoking & alcohol - and the other is HPV, or the human papillomavirus.

An oral cancer screening is an essential part of every dental exam here at Pearl Dental Centre and should be done at least annually according to the Oral Cancer Foundation.

There are a lot of people who get scared merely by the term "oral cancer screening?" and are therefore hesitant to go through this oral cancer examination. But remember that prevention is always 100% better than cure.

Protect yourself by getting checked for the disease today. Here are the top four (4) reasons you should add "oral cancer screening" to your wellness to-do list.

  • It is easy.
    Just ask your dentist to check for signs of oral cancer during your regular dental exam.
  • It can save your life.
    Oral cancer is a devastating disease - but you can boost your chances of survival by at least 20 percentage points when the disease is caught early.
  • It is free.
    When an oral cancer exam is incorporated into your regular exam, there's no extra expense unless follow-up procedures are needed.
  • It is better to be safe than sorry.
    Even if you don't have oral cancer, isn't it better to be sure?

Oral cancer screenings are designed to try to catch the early signs of oral cancer before they progress to a more advanced stage. Oral cancer screenings are important because oral cancer can be successfully treated if caught early enough.

Here at Pearl Dental Centre, we are committed to providing you with the best possible oral health as an outcome. That is the reason why we recommend oral cancer screenings to all our patients. For more information, please call us on our hotline or pay a visit to our dental clinic today.