Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire Etwall Dental Practice, 44 Main Street, Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6LP

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Mouth Cancer Screening

Cancer is a disease that affects millions of people every day. Unfortunately, mouth cancer or oral cancer is more prevalent than people may think and early detection is vital.

Oral cancer occurs when tumours develop in the mouth, on the tongue, in the roof of the mouth, lips or gums. While these are the most common forms of mouth cancer, more complex cases occur when tumours develop on the tonsils, salivary glands and at the back of the throat.

At Etwall Dental Practice, we carry out regular mouth cancer screening checks during routine visits or specific screening appointments. If we spot any irregularities and are concerned about the possibility of mouth cancer, we will refer you to a specialist.

There are many symptoms of mouth cancer. These can include:

  • Persistent or sore mouth ulcers that last for several weeks
  • Unexplained lumps in the mouth or throat that do not resolve
  • White or red patches on the sides of the mouth or tongue
  • Numbness of the lips or mouth

However, if you are experiencing any unusual sensations, lumps or symptoms which have not been listed please arrange to visit us as soon as possible. If you do feel you have potential symptoms – please don’t panic or think the worst, an appointment with one of our dentists would be the best first point of action.

Early detection is the first step in the fight against cancer.

To book your appointment, please click here or call us on 01283 733391.