Eastgate Dental Centre is proud to offer an oral cancer screening in Hamilton as part of a regular dental checkup or by appointment. During a screening, the dentist will conduct a thorough exam of your oral cavity for irregularities or lesions that have the potential to be red flags and often telltale signs of oral cancer.
The lips (as well as the inside of the lips), cheeks, roof of your mouth (also known as the palate), underside of the tongue, gums and teeth will all be carefully inspected during the process of the screening.
Along with the standard method of screening, we also offer biopsies and x-rays to better determine the presence of oral cancer.
Oral Cancer Detection in Hamilton
The dentists at Eastgate Dental Centre are well-versed in oral cancer detection in Hamilton. There are various types of oral cancer they’ll be on the lookout for, the most common of which include:
Squamous cell carcinoma
Minor salivary gland carcinomas
Benign oral cavity and oropharyngeal tumours
Along with understanding those types of oral cancers, it’s also important to understand the common causes:
Tobacco use (cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, etc.)
Excessive alcohol consumption
Increased sun exposure to the lips
Weak immune system
If you’re searching throughout Hamilton for an oral cancer screening, look no further than Eastgate Dental Centre. We encourage you to schedule an appointment today to get checked out!