Scottsdale Dental Centre
Dr. Farhan Ahmad

Do the doctors check for oral cancer?

Oral Cancer Guelph DentistOral Cancer Dentist GuelphYes, we do. Our dentists and hygienists routinely screen for the early signs of oral cancer. Oral cancer can affect your lips, tongue, gums, salivary glands, and jaw bones. The number of new cancers detected in the mouth are higher than cervical, liver, stomach, brain, and ovarian cancers. The effects can be devastating. In fact, survival rate for oral cancers is much lower than for cervical, melanoma, and prostate cancers. Like many cancers, there are often no symptoms in the early stages. Early detection is key, and regular visits with your dentist and hygienist are your first line of defence.