Oral Cancer Screenings

Dentist in Pooler GA

We emphasize the importance of providing oral cancer screenings to our patients. Our team is certified to detect and properly diagnose oral cancer. By detecting any abnormalities in your oral health early, we will help you get the treatment you need to either reduce or eliminate the risk of developing a more serious oral health condition.

During an oral cancer screening, we will check for any abnormalities on your mouth, throat, lips, gums, or tongue. We will carefully examine any potential signs that we find. Let us know about any potential oral cancer symptoms you have experienced. Some common symptoms that may indicate early oral cancer include:

  • Pain or difficulty with speaking, swallowing, or moving your jaw or tongue
  • A sensation that something is caught in the back of your throat
  • Sore throat with no other sinus symptoms
  • Lumps or swellings in or around your mouth
  • Drastic weight loss
  • White or red patches in your mouth
  • Mouth sores that do not heal
  • Unexplained ear pain
  • Unexplained bleeding in your mouth

If you have experienced any of these symptoms for more than a week without signs of recovery, call us immediately for an appointment. Ask for an oral cancer screening.

In the United States alone, one adult dies every hour of every day from oral cancers. While it is true that any person may develop oral cancer, there are certain factors that can play a role in increasing your risks. Some of the most common include:

  • Being male (men are more likely to develop oral cancer than women)
  • Use of tobacco in any form (6 times more likely)
  • Genetic predisposition for oral cancers
  • Excessive or prolonged exposure to sun
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages
  • Having gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Regardless of cause, the success of any treatment will depend on the size, type, and stage of the cancer. This is where early detection plays such a critical part. With early detection comes smaller cancerous or precancerous areas, which can be more easily removed. Early detection means treatment starts sooner, so less invasive procedures are required and the cancer is unlikely to have spread to other systems. The survival rate with early detection is quite high, but is utterly dependent on regular oral cancer screenings.

Our dentist provides comprehensive, high quality dental care for families including oral cancer screenings. We make sure to understand your concerns and answer your questions regarding diagnosis or treatment for oral health issues, including oral cancer.

Contact our dental office for more information on oral cancer screenings or for a consultation.

Visit Our Pooler Dental Office

Pooler, GA Family & Cosmetic Dentist

Office Address:
1000 Towne Center Blvd. Suite 101
Pooler, GA 31322

Call or Text: (912) 748-8585

Convenient Office Hours:
Monday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 7:00am - 4:00pm

Our Office is located behind Longhorn off of Pooler Parkway. Abundant parking is available.

We proudly serve Pooler, Savannah, Guyton, Rincon, Bloomingdale and surrounding areas.


Read Our Pooler Dental Blog

Cosmetic, Restorative and Family Dentist in Pooler, GA

Dentist in Pooler | Root Canals – Debunking the Myths

November 19, 2019

The internet is fraught with myths about everything. In this “information age” you might think it would be easy to […]

More >>

Dentist in Pooler | Coffee and Your Teeth

November 8, 2019

Coffee is well-known as hazardous to teeth, but there are things you can do besides cut it out completely. Here […]

More >>
Pooler GA Dentist | 3 Ways to Fix a Chipped Tooth

Pooler GA Dentist | 3 Ways to Fix a Chipped Tooth

October 25, 2019

Chipping a tooth could be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to fix a chipped tooth. […]

More >>

Keep In Touch with Us

Pooler, GA Family Dentist