Thorough Oral Cancer Screenings for Patients in Sun City West, AZ

Early detection and treatment are key when it comes to surviving and recovering from oral cancer. At Burns Dentistry, we always check for signs of cancer during your regular dental check-up, but we also offer oral cancer screening appointments if you notice signs or symptoms between your biannual cleanings. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, so visit our Sun City West, Arizona, office right away if you are experiencing potential oral cancer symptoms.

When to Seek an Oral Cancer Screening

Contact us right away to see an oral cancer screening dentist if you notice symptoms like:

  • White or rough patches in your mouth
  • Swelling, bumps, lumps, or any other new asymmetries in your mouth
  • Sores that won’t heal
  • Unexplained changes in the position of your teeth

It’s also a good idea to undergo more frequent oral cancer screenings if you have any of the risk factors for the disease, which include:

  • A history of oral cancer
  • Tobacco use of any kind
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • A history of significant sun exposure
  • Previous infection with human papillomavirus (HPV)

What To Expect

In order to conduct a thorough exam, we’ll ask you to remove any oral appliances, such as dentures. Your dental professional will then gently and carefully inspect every aspect of your mouth, including:

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

We’ll look for abnormalities of any kind, and if we find anything, we’ll refer you to a specialist for further testing and follow-up care.

Schedule Your Screening Today

If you have any of the risk factors for oral cancer or you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, contact Burns Dentistry today to schedule your oral cancer screening at our conveniently located Sun City West office.

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.

“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

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

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