MOUTH CANCER SCREENING IN LEEDS

MOUTH CANCER SCREENING DENTISTS

At our practice in Leeds, regular dental check-ups go beyond ensuring a bright and healthy smile. Our clinicians not only help you maintain excellent oral health but also play a pivotal role in the early detection of potential issues such as mouth cancer. Mouth cancer screenings during routine examinations are a crucial aspect of preventive healthcare that can save lives.

To learn more about mouth cancer screenings, please call our Leeds practice today on tel:01138684324.

WHAT IS MOUTH CANCER?

Mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, refers to the uncontrollable growth of malignant cells in any part of the mouth, including the lips, tongue, gums, cheeks and the roof or floor of the mouth. It is also possible for tumours to develop in the tonsils, the glands that produce saliva or the pharynx, which links the mouth to the windpipe. Detecting mouth cancer in its early stages dramatically improves the prognosis and increases the chances of successful treatment.

WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR MOUTH CANCER?

The risk factors for developing oral cancer include, but are not limited to:

  • Tobacco use. Smoking and chewing tobacco are major contributors to mouth cancer.
  • Alcohol consumption. Excessive alcohol consumption can irritate the cells in the mouth and lead to cancer.
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Certain strains of HPV are linked to an increased risk of oral cancer.

Although mouth cancer is uncommon in younger patients, it can still occur. We provide comprehensive mouth cancer screenings during routine check-ups for all of our patients in Leeds.

WHAT DOES A MOUTH CANCER SCREENING INVOLVE?

A mouth cancer screening is a simple yet comprehensive examination that our Leeds dentists perform during a routine check-up. It’s a painless and non-invasive procedure that takes just a few minutes.

We will inspect your lips, gums, tongue, the roof of your mouth and the floor of your mouth for any unusual changes in colour, texture or structure. Your dentist will gently feel the tissues in your mouth and throat to check for any lumps, bumps or abnormalities. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss any concerns or symptoms you’ve been experiencing, such as persistent sores, pain or difficulty swallowing.

BOOK A MOUTH CANCER SCREENING IN LEEDS TODAY

Your oral health is a vital part of your overall well-being. If you have any questions or concerns about oral cancer screenings or other aspects of your oral health, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our dentists. Regular check-ups are a proactive step towards maintaining not only a beautiful smile but also a healthy life. Early detection is the key to improving outcomes in cases of mouth cancer.

To learn more about mouth cancer screenings at our Leeds practice, please call us today on 0113 868 4324.

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