Why are oral cancer screenings performed during routine visits important?

Oral cancer affects millions each year and is one of the few types of cancers that can be caught early with a physical and visual assessment. Dr. Ramin Mirmooji and his associates at Msmiline Cosmetic Dentistry in Pierrefonds, Quebec, encourage patients to have oral cancer screenings performed at each visit to the dentist’s chair. And for a good reason–detecting this condition in the earlier stages improves the chances of overcoming it.

Why should I have routine oral cancer detection appointments?

Oral cancer screenings with your dentist are important to detect potential problems early on and increase the chances of successful treatment. Without proper care, oral cancer can spread through your body quickly and can even be deadly. However, early detection of oral cancer can significantly improve the chances of maintaining a healthy smile and treating it before it becomes a much bigger–and more dangerous–problem.

What can I expect during my oral cancer test?

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Oral cancer screenings are a quick and easy way for your dentist to check for signs of this potentially dangerous condition. Your dentist will take a thorough look inside your mouth, checking for unusual areas or any red or white spots that may indicate cancer. Screenings also involve a visual exam of your face, head, neck, and jaw to check for signs of tumours or infection. If you are at risk for oral cancer due to factors like age, tobacco use, excess alcohol consumption, or a history of HPV infections or the Epstein-Barr virus, then your dentist will likely recommend more frequent screenings.

What can be done about oral cancer?

As with other types of cancer, patients have a few different treatment options, including excision of cancer, radiation treatments, or chemotherapy. Our team can recommend a referral to an oncologist who can help patients further explore their options for addressing cancer and getting their smile back to health!

Schedule a visit today to request a consultation appointment

It is important to schedule regular visits with Dr. Ramin Mirmooji and his team at Msmiline Cosmetic Dentistry so he can check for any signs of oral cancer and provide you with the treatment you need to help overcome this dangerous disease. So do not hesitate to book an appointment today and take care of your oral health! Call (514) 613-1888 to request a visit at 4935 Saint-Charles Boulevard in Pierrefonds, QC. We serve patients in the Pierrefonds West Island, Quebec community and surrounding cities.