Oral Cancer Screening Services for Litchfield Park, AZ, Patients

Regular oral cancer screenings are essential, as early detection and treatment are key for recovery. While our dental professionals here at Burns Dentistry always check for signs of oral cancer during routine cleanings and other regular appointments, we also offer dedicated oral cancer screening appointments for our patients in Litchfield Park, Arizona. Whether you’ve noticed potential symptoms of the disease or you are at high risk and require more frequent screenings, we’ll see you as soon as possible for an exam.

Risk Factors & Symptoms of Oral Cancer

Knowing the risk factors for oral cancer can help you determine whether you should be screened more frequently than your biannual check-ups. Some common risk factors for oral cancer include:

  • A history of oral cancer (it can recur)
  • Using tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, and snuff
  • A history of heavy sun exposure
  • Previous infection with human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Heavy alcohol use

Additionally, it’s a good idea to schedule an oral cancer screening with a dentist right away if you notice symptoms like:

  • Rough or white patches in your mouth
  • Sores that won’t heal
  • Unexplained changes in the position of your teeth
  • New and unexplained asymmetries in your mouth, such as lumps, bumps, or swelling

When you visit us for a screening, you’ll be asked to remove any dental appliances (such as dentures) so we can gently examine all of the soft tissue in your mouth, including:

  • Your gums
  • Your tongue
  • Your palate
  • The back of your throat
  • All the soft tissues within your mouth

If we find anything that may be cancer, we’ll refer you to a specialist for additional testing and follow-up care.

Schedule Your Oral Cancer Screening Today

At Burns Dentistry, we offer thorough oral cancer screenings to help ensure timely detection and intervention. If you have any of the risk factors or have noticed any of the symptoms listed above, contact our Litchfield Park, AZ, office right away to schedule your screening.

Read What Our Patients Have to Say

Burns Dentistry aims to constantly innovate our treatments and personalize our care based on the unique needs of every patient. Your comfort is a top priority when you visit our dentist office. Read how our patients enjoy their experience with our professional team.

“Excellent dental care and amazing office staff! So caring, thoughtful and so congenial -makes for a great experience!”

The Kennedy's

“I have never been to such a nice dentist office! Everyone is truly kind, gave me a tour, a welcome gift, and they have all the up to date tech. My hygienist, Felicia, was wonderful, knowledgable, and kind. I am truly looking forward to my future appointments.”

A. Babbitt

“I had the best experience at Burns dentistry. From the moment I walked in the receptionist greeted me by my name to when they called me back for my appointment. This was the first dental office that ever gave me a tour of there office which I thought was pretty neat. Office is really nice and clean. Dr. Holtan was very nice and friendly and loved how he took his time on explaining everything to me. So extremely grateful and highly recommend Burns Dentistry.”

B. Garcia

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