Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screenings in Las Vegas

Why Screen for Oral Cancer? The American Dental Association estimates that as many as 35,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer every year, and it is estimated that upwards of 25% die. The exceptionally high mortality rate is due to the fact that detection typically occurs too late after the cancer has started to spread and the body’s defense system is compromised. The chances of surviving oral cancer are greatest when it is discovered in the early stages, and the best way to detect oral cancer in the early stages is through a specialized oral cancer screening.

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Oral Cancer Screening Defined

Oral cancer screening is the early examination and testing that is performed in order to attempt to make a determination if a patient has oral cancer. This early-detection screening may include a number of elements including examination of the gums and teeth, x-rays, a review of the patient’s medical history, and possibly a biopsy. Oral cancer screening can potentially detect oral cancer in stages early enough to give a patient the best opportunity to obtain treatment before the cancer spreads, lessening the potential for successful treatment. Absolute Dental utilizes several methods of screening for oral cancer including ViziLite Lumenoscopy, which is a patented and highly specialized detection technique utilizing a light tool that can detect even lesions that have not yet become visible to the naked eye. This system also uses a patented oral dye called TBlue which assists the dentist in marking and closely monitoring potentially affected areas. Absolute Dental prides itself in offering the most cutting-edge early detection techniques available and believes that playing our part in this early detection helps save lives.

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What Are the Treatment Methods for Oral Cancer?

The first stage of an oral cancer screening is a basic dental exam. The dentist will check your entire mouth for white patches, a pre-cancerous symptom called Leukoplakia that is the most common visual clue of potential oral cancer. Other symptoms include the following:

  • Sores on the lips or other areas of the mouth that will not heal
  • Teeth growing progressively looser
  • Gums that are inflamed or irritated
  • Bleeding gums or blood around your teeth

The dentist will request your medical history for review and will be specifically interested in finding out if you have had symptoms or treatment for cancer of your head or neck. Additionally, they will be looking for potential symptomatic clues like earaches or if you have trouble swallowing. If it is found that the initial exam and testing reveals potential problems, the dentist will usually perform a biopsy and the tissue sample will be sent to a lab for testing. Don’t worry because this procedure is performed in most cases in the office under anesthesia, and is pain-free.

Why Get An Oral Cancer Screening?

Oral Cancer Screening

During your daily routine of brushing and flossing your teeth, everyone should also visually inspect their teeth, gums, and tongue. While oral cancer can happen to anyone, there are risk factors that you should know to help you understand if an oral cancer screening is in your best interest. Oral cancer typically begins on the tongue or lower part of the mouth, and high-risk groups include tobacco smokers and chewers, beyond moderate alcohol drinkers, and people who have a history of cancer in their head or neck. Additionally, people with a diet that does not include enough fruits or vegetables may be at risk. If you believe you fit into any of these risk groups, Make A Dentist Appointment to discuss an oral cancer screening with your dentist as soon as possible.

What Happens If Oral Cancer Is Detected?

If it turns out that you test positive for oral cancer, or are beginning treatment for cancer anywhere around your head or neck, it is crucial that you see your dentist before beginning treatment as the treatment itself can be compromised by oral health complications if they are not taken care of in advance. Additionally, the teeth and jawbones can become brittle due to the degeneration of the salivary glands (reduced amounts of saliva being produced) which can result in complications later like cavities or even a jaw bone that cannot sustain oral treatment due to its brittle nature. It is best if you enter into your treatments with your oral health problems stabilized, potentially avoiding unnecessary complications in the future as well as making your treatments go more smoothly.

Is There Anything Else I Should Know?

If the dentist informs you that you should probably get an oral cancer screening, it does not necessarily mean you have cancer and should become afraid. Oral cancer screenings are done as a preventative measure, simply to detect cancer early enough to make the prognosis more positive if it is discovered. You should ask to be screened even if you are not in a high-risk group, as the procedure can only benefit you in potentially catching it early if oral cancer is discovered, and remember that catching it before the symptoms manifest themselves is the goal.

Ask your dentist if you are unsure of why he or she is recommending that you undergo oral cancer screening, and understand that he or she is looking out for your best interest.

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3040 W Ann Rd Ste 101
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89031
Phone Number: (702) 825-0926

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8380 West Cheyenne Avenue 103
Las Vegas, Nevada 89129
Phone Number: (702) 843-0949

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2217 E Lake Mead Blvd
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030
Phone Number: (702) 843-5028

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6122 W Lake Mead Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada 89108
Phone Number: (702) 843-5033

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Thur: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm
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5892 Losee Road 135
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89081
Phone Number: (702) 843-5034

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Mon: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Sat: 8:00am - 3:00pm
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8430 Farm Road 120
Las Vegas, Nevada 89131
Phone Number: (702) 843-5008

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Sat: Closed
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3830 East Flamingo Road Ste E2
Las Vegas, Nevada 89121
Phone Number: (702) 843-5014

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4035 South Durango Drive 103
Las Vegas, Nevada 89147
Phone Number: (702) 843-0921

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169 N Nellis Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89110
Phone Number: (702) 843-5098

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Sat: 8:00am - 3:00pm
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860 S Rancho Dr
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
Phone Number: 702-878-0808

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3945 South Maryland Parkway Ste A
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Phone Number: (702) 843-5042

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9400 South Eastern Avenue 101
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
Phone Number: (702) 843-0971

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945 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89145
Phone Number: (702) 825-0581

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4300 Meadows Lane 1350
Las Vegas, Nevada 89107
Phone Number: (702) 843-5039

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4720 Blue Diamond Road Ste 100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89139
Phone Number: (702) 583-5342

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2301 E Lake Mead Blvd
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030
Phone Number: (702) 843-5141

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7320 South Rainbow Boulevard 103
Las Vegas, Nevada 89139
Phone Number: (702) 825-0270

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1860 East Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
Phone Number: (702) 843-0946

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3674 East Sunset Road 120
Las Vegas, Nevada 89120
Phone Number: (702) 724-8200

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4250 Simmons Street 100
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89032
Phone Number: 702-831-4561

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6127 South Rainbow Boulevard 100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
Phone Number: 702-998-2237

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6820 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
Phone Number: (702) 848-7760

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3880 West Lake Mead Boulevard
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89032
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4469 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
Phone Number: 1-702-848-7760

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7901 West Tropical Parkway 120
Las Vegas, Nevada 89149
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3265 East Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89121
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3226 North Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89130
Phone Number: 702-648-6800

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2335 East Lake Mead Boulevard
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030
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1650 West Craig Road
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89032
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Saturday: Call for Availability
Sunday: Closed

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