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Preventative Oral Cancer Screenings in Novi, MI

More than 30,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year, making it a serious concern for individuals of all ages. The good news is that oral cancer can be easily diagnosed with a simple and painless oral cancer exam at Goldstein Dental Group. Oral cancer is highly treatable when detected in its earliest stages.

At our Novi, MI practice, we are committed to your oral health and overall well-being. Our comprehensive oral cancer screening services utilize VELScope technology to examine the oral mucosa using natural tissue fluorescence to catch tissue abnormalities sooner. Our goal is to provide peace of mind by promptly detecting any potential issues. By scheduling regular screenings, you are proactively safeguarding your health and ensuring that any concerns are addressed swiftly, increasing the chances of successful treatment. Your health is our priority, and we are here to support you in every way possible.

Symptoms & Signs

When to Schedule an Oral Cancer Screening

It’s important to consider scheduling an oral cancer screening if you experience any concerning signs or symptoms. These may include red patches and sores that don’t seem to heal or slow-healing sores that easily bleed. Another indicator can be leukoplakia, which are hardened white or gray lesions inside your mouth. Leukoplakia can potentially become cancerous if left untreated.

Additionally, be vigilant about soreness, lumps, or unusual thickening of tissue anywhere in your mouth or throat. These symptoms can be signals of pathological issues. Regular oral cancer screenings are crucial for early detection and timely treatment, offering the best chances for successful intervention if any concerns arise.


What to Expect During Your Screening

You can expect a simple and painless procedure during your oral cancer screening at our Novi, MI office. The dentist will begin by discussing any oral health concerns or changes in your medical history. Then, they will carefully examine your mouth, throat, lips, and tongue for any unusual signs like growths or discolorations that could indicate oral cancer.

Additional tests or imaging may be recommended in some cases, but the primary screening is quick and easy, usually taking just a few minutes. Regular screenings are essential to ensure your oral health and detect potential issues early. Our team is here to make the process comfortable and address any questions or concerns you may have.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Oral Cancer Screening FAQs

Per the American Cancer Society, it is recommended that people over the age of 20 are checked every three years, and people over the age of 40 are checked annually.

Just like any other form of cancer, there are steps you can take to prevent oral cancer. A few ways to reduce your risks include never (or stopping) smoking or chewing tobacco, drinking less alcohol, and eating a healthy diet rich in vegetables and fruit.

Screening for oral cancer is part of a patient’s traditional examination during a regular visit.

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