Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screening - General Dentistry
Oral Cancer Screening - General Dentistry

The mere mention of the word “cancer” can be terrifying for many people, and for good cause. But there is some positive news when it comes to oral cancers: if detected early, they can generally be treated with great success. That’s why it’s essential to visit our dental office regularly – and why Dr. Jovanovic includes oral cancer screening as part of her normal examinations, for patients from Conroe, The Woodlands, Willis, and Spring, TX.

What is Mouth Cancer?

Mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, is an abnormal growth of cancerous cells in any part of the mouth, including the lips, tongue, gums, and the floor and roof of the mouth. Mouth cancer can be caused by a variety of factors, including smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and HPV infection. Diagnosis of mouth cancer requires a visual examination and biopsy of the affected area, and treatment usually involves surgery and/or radiation therapy.

Preventing mouth cancer is the best way to reduce the risk. This can be done by avoiding the use of tobacco products, limiting alcohol consumption, and practicing safe sex. Additionally, regular dental checkups can help to detect mouth cancer early, when it is most treatable. Eating a balanced diet and avoiding risk factors such as poor oral hygiene can also help. Early detection and prevention are key to reducing the risk of serious complications from mouth cancer.

How does Oral Cancer Affect my Body?

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Oral cancers can have a major impact on the body. It can cause disfigurement of the face, including the lips, tongue, and jaw. It can cause difficulty with speaking, eating, and swallowing. It can also cause significant pain and discomfort. Furthermore, it can lead to serious complications if it spreads to other parts of the body, including the neck, lymph nodes, and other organs. Treatment for oral cancer may involve surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, which can have physical and psychological side effects. For example, radiation therapy can cause a burning sensation in the mouth and throat, and chemotherapy can cause fatigue, nausea, and vomiting. It is important to treat oral cancer as soon as possible if you experience any signs or symptoms.

What are Oral Cancer Symptoms?

Oral cancers can be a very serious medical condition that can have long-term effects on your health. It is important to be aware of the symptoms of oral cancer in order to catch the disease at its early stages and receive oral cancer screening for proper cancer treatment. Knowing the signs and symptoms of oral cancer can help you recognize when it is time to seek medical attention. These symptoms include:

  • Persistent sores in the entire mouth that bleed easily and do not heal
  • Thickening or lumps in the cheek
  • White or red patches in the inner lining mouth
  • Difficulty swallowing, chewing or speaking
  • Numbness or face, neck, or mouth pain
  • Ear pain
  • Changes in the way the teeth fit together
  • A hoarse or raspy voice


It is important to note that some of these symptoms can be indicative of other conditions, so it is important to see a doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. Oral cancer is most often diagnosed through a physical exam and biopsy. In some cases, imaging tests, such as an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI may also be necessary to diagnose oral cancer. Early diagnosis is key to successful treatment, so it is important to talk to your doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

Who Can Benefit from Oral Cancer Screenings?

It’s not likely that any of us will ever experience oral cancer in our lifetimes, but the answer to who should get oral cancer screenings is obvious: everyone. It can be hard to spot the early signs of oral cancer, and sometimes people will notice symptoms such as a sore in the mouth that won’t heal or a lump in the throat or mouth. Unfortunately, in many cases, people have oral cancer without even knowing it.

Although regular oral cancer screenings are beneficial for everyone, some people need them more than others. If you’re engaging in risky behaviors such as smoking, chewing tobacco products, or drinking a lot of alcohol, or if you have a family history of oral cancer, it’s essential that you get regular screenings.

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We'll Remind You

Are you worried about developing oral cancer? Well, fear not! We’ll make sure you get the necessary screenings as part of your routine oral exams. It all depends on your health history, family health history, and lifestyle. Dr. Jovanovic will determine if you need to be screened for oral cancer during your regular exam and cleaning visits. All you have to do is come in for regular check-ups at least twice a year or more often, as recommended. Don’t let the burden of oral cancer screenings fall on your shoulders. We’ll take care of it for you.

Call Montgomery Park Dental Today

Are you interested in learning more about oral cancer screenings? Our office is here to help! We welcome patients from Conroe, The Woodlands, Willis, and Spring, Texas. Get in touch today to schedule an appointment for your next oral exam and cleaning.

We take pride in providing quality care. Our team of experienced professionals is here to answer any questions you may have. We are committed to providing a comfortable and pleasant experience for each patient.

Don’t wait any longer to take control of your oral health. Schedule an appointment with us today and let us help you improve your dental health. We look forward to assisting you with your next oral cancer screening, exam, and cleaning.

Call Us Today

To learn more about oral cancer screenings, and to schedule, an appointment for your next oral exam and cleaning visit, contact our office today. We are pleased to serve patients from throughout The Woodlands, Conroe, Willis, and Spring, Texas area.

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