Parkland Dental Clinic

Oral Cancer Screening in Red Deer

Oral Cancer Screening Near You

Your health matters to us. That’s why at Parkland Mall Dental, we offer oral cancer screening near you. Oral cancer screening is like a check-up for your mouth; it helps us catch any problems early so we can keep you healthy. During your regular dental visit, our caring team will carefully examine your mouth and throat to look for any signs of oral cancer.
It’s quick, painless, and could save your life. We’ll make sure you’re comfortable the whole time. Don’t wait until it’s too late; schedule your oral cancer screening in Red Deer at Parkland Mall Dental today. Your smile and your health are worth it.

Signs of Oral Cancer

See us immediately if you have:
  • unexplained bleeding in your mouth
  • changes in taste or tongue sensation
  • lumps located on your lips, cheeks, tongue, or neck
  • sores or patches in your mouth that don’t heal
  • changes in the colour or texture of your mouth tissues
  • persistent sore throat
  • difficulty swallowing
You can take the Canadian oral cancer self-assessment quiz
Oral Cancer Screening

Habits That Increase Risk

Though the actual cause of oral cancer is not known, there are some factors that increase the risk including:
  • Consumption of tobacco products, such as cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars etc.
  • Heavy alcohol consumption (especially when combined with tobacco use)
  • Repeated exposure to the sun for prolonged periods of time
  • Poor diet
  • Genetics and gender (men are more likely to develop oral cancer than women)
  • A history of Leukoplakia (a thick white colour patch inside the mouth)
Checking your mouth regularly for any signs or symptoms is also a great way to identify problems early. If you notice any changes in your mouth, let us know right away or schedule a screening.

You Can Reduce Your Risk of Undiagnosed Oral Cancer

Please contact us today to learn more about our oral cancer screening or to schedule an appointment.

(587) 802-3743