Oral Cancer Screenings

Our team at Gower Family Dentistry is committed to providing exceptional dental care to the Beaufort community. We have our eye on your comfort and complete oral health at every stage. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional dental care with a warm and friendly touch of Southern hospitality. As part of our commitment to your overall well-being, we proudly offer oral cancer screenings—a vital component of preventive dental care. By conducting regular screenings, we can detect oral cancer in its early stages, when it is most treatable. Your health and smile are our top priorities, and we are here to ensure your peace of mind through comprehensive oral cancer screenings.

Benefits of Oral Cancer Screenings

Regular oral cancer screenings offer a range of benefits that are essential for your well-being:

  • Early detection: Oral cancer, when detected early, has a higher chance of successful treatment and improved outcomes. With routine screenings, we can identify any signs or symptoms of oral cancer at an early stage, allowing for prompt intervention and reducing the risk of complications.
  • Peace of mind: Oral cancer screenings provide you with peace of mind, knowing that your oral health is being monitored and any potential issues are being addressed proactively. Regular screenings offer reassurance and contribute to your overall sense of well-being.
  • Comprehensive assessment: During an oral cancer screening, our experienced dental team will thoroughly examine your oral cavity, including your lips, tongue, cheeks, gums, and throat. This comprehensive evaluation ensures that no abnormalities or potential signs of oral cancer go unnoticed.
  • Risk assessment: Oral cancer screenings also involve assessing your risk factors for developing oral cancer. By discussing your medical history, lifestyle choices, and habits, we can identify any factors that may increase your susceptibility to oral cancer. This enables us to provide tailored guidance and recommendations for minimizing those risks.

How Often Should I Get Screened?

The frequency of oral cancer screenings may vary depending on individual factors such as age, medical history, and lifestyle choices. As a general guideline, we recommend that adults undergo oral cancer screenings at least once a year during their routine dental check-ups. However, if you have a higher risk profile due to factors such as tobacco or alcohol use, a family history of oral cancer, or certain medical conditions, more frequent screenings may be necessary.

What To Expect During an Oral Cancer Screening

During your oral cancer screening at Gower Family Dentistry, our skilled dental team will perform a thorough examination of your oral cavity. We will visually inspect your lips, tongue, cheeks, gums, and throat for any abnormalities, such as sores, lumps, or changes in color or texture. If any suspicious areas are identified, further diagnostic tests, such as a biopsy, may be recommended for a definitive diagnosis.

Prioritize Your Oral Health at Gower Family Dentistry

At Gower Family Dentistry, your health and well-being are our top priorities. We invite you to schedule your oral cancer screening today and experience the compassionate care and Southern charm that our practice is known for. Our skilled dental team will guide you through the screening process, addressing any concerns you may have and ensuring your comfort throughout. Together, we can protect your smile and promote your overall health. Call us today to schedule your appointment and take an important step towards proactive oral healthcare.