Oral Cancer Examination
Oral Cancer Screening Tests from Your Albury Dentist
Oral Cancer Examination Albury
Kreativ Dental Albury comes equipped with a cutting-edge system to help scan for and detect oral cancer at the earliest stage possible.
For optimal oral health and early diagnosis, we recommend screening at least once a year for adults.
The examination is done quickly and painlessly and can be performed during a regular check-up visit.
Symptoms of Oral Cancer
- Mouth sores and ulcers that do not seem to heal
- Pain in mouth and/or ear
- Swelling in the neck
- Difficulty or irregular swallowing
- Persistent sore throat without signs and symptoms of colds or other illnesses
How to Prepare
Oral cancer examination does not need any special preparation. It is typically performed during a regular dental appointment.
What to Expect
During an oral cancer screening examination, your Albury dentist looks over the insides of your mouth to check for mouth sores.
Using gloved hands, your Albury dentist feels the tissues in your mouth to check for lumps or other abnormalities.
Additional Tests for Oral Cancer Examination
Some dentists use additional special tests in addition to oral examinations, such as:
Rinsing the mouth with a special dye before an examination. Abnormal cells in your mouth are stained and seen through this method.
Shining a special light in the mouth. This light makes healthy mouth tissues appear dark and makes abnormal tissues appear white.
If your Albury dentist discovers any symptoms of oral cancer or precancerous lesions, we recommend the following:
Follow-up visits a few weeks after to see if the problem area is still there and take note of whether it has changed over time.
Biopsy procedure to find out if cancer cells are present. A sample of cells will be taken to the laboratory for testing. Your Albury dentist may perform the biopsy, or you may be referred to a specialist in oral cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Oral Cancer Examination in Albury
An oral cancer examination is an opportunity to talk to the dentist about fears and concerns and to ask for advice about decreasing your risks.
We are located at 525 Wilson St in Albury.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does oral cancer occur?
Who is at most risk for oral cancer?
People with a history of oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are at greater risk of developing oral cancers even if they don’t smoke or drink.
What causes oral cancer?
Tobacco and alcohol use are the causes of oral cancer. They are both risk factors by themselves, but the risks are even greater for people who do/use both.