Trillium Dental is not only dedicated to your smile, we’re also dedicated to your overall health. We take a holistic approach to your dental care, which includes an oral cancer screening as a part of your regular exam. Like other kinds of cancer, oral cancer can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.
We have the skills and tools to identify early signs and symptoms of oral cancer and pre-cancerous conditions. While these symptoms may be caused by other, less serious problems, it is very important to visit our office to rule out the possibility of oral cancer. The most common symptoms of oral cancer include:
- Red or white spots or sores anywhere in the oral cavity
- A sore that bleeds easily or does not heal
- A lump, thickening, or rough spot
- Pain, tenderness, or numbness anywhere in the mouth or on the lips
- Difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving the jaw or tongue
Our dental team is trained in a simple, quick screening that involves an examination of your oral cavity as a whole, and not just your teeth, to detect cancerous and precancerous conditions. Besides a visual examination of your mouth, we will also feel the tissue of your mouth and throat to detect any abnormalities. Oral cancer screens are part of every checkup!
Trillium Dental makes your oral health, now and in the future, a top priority. We welcome new patients, patients seeking second opinions, or a new general dentist or cosmetic dentist. We have dental offices in Downtown Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, Orleans, Stittsville and Carp. Please call one of our locations or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a dental appointment.