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Oral Cancer Screenings in Georgetown, TX

Trade Winds Dental offers oral screenings in Georgetown, TX. Oral cancer screenings are vital for the health of not just your mouth, but your overall health. Many people might not notice the subtle changes that can signal the onset of cancer, but trained professionals like Dr. Winegar can identify these signs early and significantly increase the survival rate, as treatment can be started before the cancer advances and spreads to other parts of the body. These screenings can also spot precancerous conditions that could develop into oral cancer, providing an opportunity for preventive measures. Regular screenings are necessary due to oral cancer having significant health impacts if not diagnosed and treated promptly.

Understanding Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer Screenings and Evaluation in Georgetown TX - Trade Winds Dental

Oral cancer, also known as mouth cancer, is a type of cancer that develops in the tissues of the mouth or throat. It belongs to a larger group of cancers called head and neck cancers. Oral cancer can occur on the lips, tongue, gums, inner lining of the cheeks, the floor of the mouth, and in the oropharynx, the part of the throat just behind the mouth. It typically manifests through sores, lumps, or rough areas in the mouth that do not heal. Like many forms of cancer, early detection and treatment are crucial for improving outcomes. Some symptoms include:

  • Red or white spots and sores
  • Sores that will not heal
  • A lump, thickening, or a rough spot
  • Pain, tenderness, and numbness on the mouth or lips
  • Difficulty chewing, swallowing, or speaking

How Often Should I Get A Screening?

During routine dental check-ups, Dr. Winegar conducts a comprehensive oral cancer screening, carefully examining the inside of the mouth for any signs of precancerous conditions or the early stages of cancer. We check for any sores, lumps, or irregular tissue changes in the mouth, throat, and on the lips. 

Don’t postpone your oral cancer screening. If you suffer from any of the leading symptoms, or just want to ensure your oral health is in top shape, contact Trade Winds Dental today for an exam and consultation. Our experienced team is committed to providing you with the highest standard of care.

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