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Oral Cancer Screenings Are Available From Your Dentist In Roseville, CA

Sierra Gate Family Dental in Roseville, CA provides patients with comprehensive preventative dental care to help them achieve optimal oral health for life. In addition to check-ups and cleanings, we also offer easy, comfortable oral cancer screenings. This quick and painless process is important because the earlier oral cancer is diagnosed, the more favorable the outcome. If you would like to learn more about what’s involved in oral cancer screenings, please give us a call today.


Why Are Oral Cancer Screenings So Important?

Oral cancer is responsible for the death of one adult every hour in the United States. Only 50 percent of patients diagnosed with oral cancer each year live five years beyond their diagnosis. The Oral Cancer Foundation states that routine screening and early diagnosis are key factors in contributing to a reduction in the number of annual deaths from the disease.

The biggest risk factor for oral cancer is tobacco use, but it’s not the only one. Other common risk factors include:

  • HPV
  • Overconsumption of alcohol
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Anemia
  • Age

Oral cancer screenings are a quick, straightforward process. During the exam, we will feel the lymph nodes for any signs of mouth cancer, including swelling or hardening. We’ll also ask a series of questions about non-visual symptoms and gather a family health history to assess your risk for the disease.

During your routine oral cancer screening, we’ll be closely examining the oral cavity and the face for signs of the condition. If you notice any of the following symptoms, it’s important to schedule an evaluation as soon as possible:

  • Mouth sores, especially ones that do not heal
  • Lumps or bumps in the gum tissue
  • Change in color/texture of soft tissue
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Persistent sore throat
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Unexplained bleeding in the mouth

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This dental office has amazing staff that are super friendly and go above and beyond to get you in quickly. They make you feel comfortable and provide great service. I would recommend this office to my friends and family.

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Went to the dentist today for a cleaning. They were very thorough and educational on my periodontal health and made me feel very Comfortable during my cleaning. One of the best dentists I’ve seen! And his team is all so nice from the moment I walked in, to the Education I got during my appointment and on my way out! Definitely found my dental home. Thank you to the team at Sierra Gate Family Dental

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At Sierra Gate Family Dental, we emphasize to all our patients the importance of annual oral cancer screenings for early detection and to improve the chances of treatment success. Give us a call today to book an appointment.

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What happens if an abnormality is found during an oral cancer screening?

If an abnormality is found during an oral cancer screening, further investigation is usually required to determine the nature of the abnormality and whether it is potentially cancerous or benign. This investigation process may include further examination with more specialized tools, a biopsy, and referral to a specialist. If oral cancer is confirmed, it will then be treated.

Are oral cancer screenings painful?

Oral cancer screenings at Sierra Gate Family Dental are typically not painful. In general, the process is quick and straightforward. In some cases, if more in-depth examination is required, you may feel some slight discomfort if an abnormal area is found.

Are oral cancer screenings covered by insurance?

Coverage for oral cancer screenings can vary depending on your insurance plan, but they are typically covered at 100% by most major dental plans.

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