Dentist in Crown Point

Oral Cancer Screening: A Vital Part of Your Dental Visit

April 30, 2024

Your health is important, and at Rifai Dental Group, we take it seriously. Every dental checkup includes a thorough oral cancer screening to help detect any signs of this serious condition early on.

According to the American Dental Association, over 50,000 adults in the United States will be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year. Early detection is crucial for successful treatment outcomes. That's why we make sure to include a comprehensive oral cancer screening as part of every dental checkup at our office.

Protecting Your Smile and Overall Well-being

During your dental visit, we'll closely examine the tissues in and around your mouth for any signs of oral cancer. We'll also palpate the jaw, neck, and under the chin to check for any lumps or lesions that could indicate a problem. Our skilled team is committed to providing you with the highest level of care to support your oral health and overall well-being.

Be Aware: Signs and Symptoms of Oral Cancer

While maintaining a healthy lifestyle and avoiding harmful habits can help minimize your risk of developing oral cancer, it's essential to be aware of any changes in or around your mouth. If you notice any of the following symptoms, let us know right away:

  • Mouth ulcers or lesions that don't seem to heal
  • Unusual lumps or thickened areas
  • Red or white patches
  • Persistent swelling of unknown origin
  • Painful swallowing, a painful tongue, ear or neck ache
  • Constantly feeling like something is stuck in your throat
  • Tenderness or numbness in mouth or lips
  • Loose teeth
  • Jaw pain or stiffness

Trusted Care for Healthy Smiles

At the office of Rifai Dental Group, we provide comprehensive dental care to support your oral health and overall well-being. Our dedicated staff is here to answer any questions you may have about oral cancer screenings or any other dental concerns. To learn more about our services and how we can help you maintain a healthy smile, give us a call today.

Remember, early detection is key when it comes to treating oral cancer. Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any concerns or notice any unusual symptoms in your mouth. We're here to help!

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948 South Court Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
Existing Patients: (219) 333-3368
New Patients: (219) 386-2910

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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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