To live a long and full, happy life, you want to be in the best health. While having a beautiful smile is an important part of building your self-esteem and confidence, having optimal oral health is important for your overall well-being.
To make sure you’re in your best shape and aware of any potential problems, we recommend you have an oral cancer screening so we can catch any signs of cancer early.
Appointment With an Oral Cancer Screening Expert in Atlanta GA
During your routine appointment at Buckhead Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we can also perform oral cancer screenings. Early detection is important to getting treatment started right away before it gets worse. Many patients don’t realize this is part of the preventative services offered at Buckhead Cosmetic & Family Dentistry.
Oral cancers screenings can be completed quickly and easily with our advanced technology. We start with a visual exam where we look for any swelling, bumps, patches of color or other abnormalities. We also observe your face, neck, jaws and cheeks to look for signs of oral cancer.
Next, we do a physical exam by feeling for any nodules or masses that have formed into hard lumps of tissue.
Oral Cancer Screening Technology
For the most advanced oral cancer screening, we use a VELscope which is an oral cancer and lesion assessment system that provides early detection of any oral tissue abnormalities.
Other oral cancer screening technology used can include:
- An oral brush biopsy which removes cells for testing.
- An oral lesion screening that uses a mouth rinse to help with a visual inspection.
- An oral assessment tool to identify cancerous tissue with a fluorescent light.
- If we find a cancer-like symptom, we’ll refer you for further testing to fully diagnose the symptom to ensure you’re in the best of care.
CONTACT BUCKHEAD COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTRY
To learn more about oral cancer screenings and get a regular checkup, contact Buckhead Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today.