Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral Cancer Screenings

Are you at risk for oral cancer? Your chances of beating it depend on how soon you find it.

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What is an Oral Cancer Screening?

Regular checkups with your dentist help more than just your smile. They are an important opportunity for your dentist to check for signs of oral cancer. An oral cancer screening is an examination performed by a doctor to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth. At Dental Partners Merritt Island, we have extensive experience with oral cancer screenings. We believe it is vital for cancer screenings to take place before symptoms begin to show. Request an appointment today to receive an oral cancer screening from our clinical team.

Should I Receive An Oral Cancer Screening?

Things that make you more likely to get oral cancer include:

  • Using tobacco, including smoking, chewing dip, or using snuff
  • Regularly drinking a lot of alcohol
  • Having oral cancer in the past
  • Spending too much time in the sun, which raises your chances of getting cancer on your lips
  • Some types of human papillomavirus (HPV), which you can get during oral sex
  • Chewing betel quid, a smokeless tobacco mixture

  • Request an appointment for more information about oral cancer screenings.

    What Happens During an Oral Cancer Screening?

    As your local Merritt Island dentist, we understand how scary this type of screening can be. During our evaluation we will thoroughly look at all parts of your mouth, including:

  • Your lips, both outside and inside
  • Your gums
  • Your tongue, from all sides and underneath
  • The insides of your cheeks
  • The roof of your mouth
  • The back of your throat

  • At Dental Partners Merritt Island, we take a lot of pride in serving the Merritt Island area and we always put our patients first. If you have any more questions, feel free to contact our office today and we will be more than happy to give you the best quality care.
    Dental Partners Merritt Island
    190 S Sykes Creek Pkwy #2
    Merritt Island, FL 32952
    Appointments
    321-234-9480
    Monday:
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Tuesday:
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday:
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday:
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday:
    8:00am - 1:00pm
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