At Archibald Dental Centre, we prioritize your well-being, which is why we emphasize the importance of comprehensive oral cancer screening as part of our dental health services. Early detection is key to combating oral cancer, and our expert dentist is dedicated to providing thorough screenings to safeguard your health.

What to Expect During Your Screening

During your oral cancer screening, our dentist meticulously examines your lips, tongue, gums, mouth, and throat for any irregularities that may indicate cancerous or precancerous conditions. We pay close attention to any symptoms you may be experiencing, ensuring a comprehensive assessment of your oral health. If you’ve noticed any persistent symptoms associated with oral cancer, such as unexplained mouth bleeding or mouth sores that don’t heal, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with our dentist promptly.

Recognizing Symptoms of Oral Cancer

Understanding the signs of oral cancer empowers you to take proactive steps in protecting your health. Some common symptoms to be mindful of include:

  • Ear pain
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • White or red patches in your mouth
  • Lumps or swellings in or around your mouth
  • Sore throat without other sinus symptoms
  • Pain or difficulty in swallowing, speaking, or moving your jaw or tongue

Risk Factors for Oral Cancer

While anyone can develop oral cancer, certain factors can elevate your risk. These include genetic predisposition, prolonged sun exposure, an unhealthy diet, excessive alcohol consumption, and tobacco use in any form. Men are more susceptible to oral cancer than women, and individuals with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) face increased risks as well.

The Importance of Early Detection

Every hour, one adult American succumbs to oral cancer. However, early detection significantly enhances treatment success rates. Oral cancers detected in their early stages boast an 80–90% survival rate, underscoring the critical role of early intervention. Timely detection allows for less invasive treatment options, minimizing the impact of oral cancer on your health and well-being.

Take Charge of Your Health Today

Don’t take chances with your health; schedule an oral cancer screening with Archibald Dental Centre. We warmly welcome new patients and are committed to providing compassionate care tailored to your needs. For more information about oral cancer screening or to arrange a consultation, contact our office. Your health is our priority, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Archibald Dental Centre
Phone: 204-254-8020
1276 Archibald St
Winnipeg, MB R2J 0Z3