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Oral Cancer Screening in Pflugerville, TX | Pecan St Dental

Oral cancer is a growing public health concern, but catching it early makes a world of difference. At Pecan St Dental in Pflugerville, TX, we provide thorough screenings to help detect signs of mouth cancer in its early stages. Read on to learn why these screenings are so critical and why you should choose Pecan St Dental for this lifesaving dental service.

The Importance of Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screening allows dentists to look for abnormalities or unusual changes in the tissues of the oral cavity and throat that could indicate cancer. Early detection is key, as it leads to higher survival rates and less invasive treatment options. The American Cancer Society strongly advises regular oral cancer exams as part of routine dental checkups to help prevent oral cancer through early detection. Screenings not only help find cancer early but can also detect precancerous lesions before they become malignant. Make screening a priority for protecting your health and well-being.

The Benefits of Oral Cancer Screening with Dr. Prab

Early detection of oral cancer through periodontal care leads to higher survival rates.

At Pecan St Dental, Dr. Prab Singh leverages advanced technologies and his extensive expertise to provide comprehensive screening. He thoroughly examines all areas of the mouth, including the lips, gums, tongue, and throat, aided by VELscope technology. This specialized light helps detect abnormal tissue changes invisible to the naked eye. Dr. Prab also draws on his in-depth knowledge to determine any areas needing a closer look. You can trust Dr. Prab to perform a meticulous yet comfortable screening.

Why Choose Pecan St Dental for Your Dental Care?  

Pecan St Dental offers patients a first-rate screening experience. Our state-of-the-art dental office is equipped with innovative diagnostic tools to detect signs of mouth cancer. We create a welcoming environment where you feel at ease throughout the quick and painless screening process. Dr. Prab explains the findings clearly and will recommend further testing if any suspicious tissues are found. We emphasize patient education, communication and comfort while delivering potentially lifesaving screenings.  

Frequently Asked Questions 

What does the screening involve?

It’s a visual and tactile exam of the entire mouth to look for abnormalities or changes that may indicate cancer. Completely painless!  

How often should I be screened?

 The ADA recommends biannual screenings along with regular dental exams for optimal prevention and early detection. Those with risk factors may require more frequent screening.

What can cause oral cancer?

Some major risk factors for oral cancer include tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, excessive sun exposure, human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, and poor nutrition. Maintaining good oral hygiene and getting regular dental check-ups can help reduce risk. But anyone can develop oral cancer, which is why screenings are so important.

Dr. Phry provides advanced technology for periodontal care, including oral cancer screenings.

What are the symptoms of oral cancer?

Some common symptoms of oral cancer include patches of discolored or reddened tissue in the mouth, sores that don’t heal, lumps or growths in the mouth or neck, chronic sore throat or hoarseness, difficulty chewing or swallowing, and numbness or pain in the mouth that doesn’t go away.Some common symptoms of oral cancer include patches of discolored or reddened tissue in the mouth, sores that don’t heal, lumps or growths in the mouth or neck, chronic sore throat or hoarseness, difficulty chewing or swallowing, and numbness or pain in the mouth that doesn’t go away.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Prioritize your health and schedule a screening at Pecan St Dental. Early detection saves lives! Our experienced dentist Dr. Prab Singh will provide a thorough, comfortable screening using advanced diagnostic tools to check for signs of mouth cancer. This quick, painless exam could end up protecting your safety and well-being.

Don’t wait until it’s too late – contact our Pflugerville, TX dental office today to book your screening. We’re committed to helping our patients maintain healthy smiles for life through comprehensive dental care and preventive services like oral cancer examinations. Your health is our top concern.

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16051 Dessau Rd Unit B, Pflugerville, TX 78660

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