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

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Mouth Cancer Screening

When it comes to cancer, the earlier it is identified, the better the prognosis in most cases. Diagnoses of mouth cancer are on the rise in the UK. That is why we offer all our patient’s mouth cancer screenings as part of their routine dental check-ups.

What are the symptoms of mouth cancer?

The most common symptoms of mouth cancer are:

  • Persistent mouth sores that bleed
  • Unexplained lumps in the mouth or neck
  • Red or white lesions in the mouth
  • Changes in speech
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • A numb sensation
  • Discomfort in the mouth, neck, or ear

What is involved in a mouth cancer screening?

During a mouth cancer screening, your dentist will conduct visual and physical examinations, looking for any signs or symptoms of mouth cancer.

They will check the tongue, lips, inside of the cheeks, roof, and floor of the mouth, the lining of the throat, the head, and the neck for anything unusual.

What happens if my dentist detects anything suspicious?

If your dentist finds anything suspicious, they will refer you to a specialist for further testing.

To schedule a FREE consultation, please call Etwall Dental Practice on 01283 733391.

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COVID-19 update

Many of you will be aware that during the latest Covid 19 update dental practices have been given the green light to re-open the surgery from 8th June. Whilst this is good news, there are a number of procedures that we have being putting in place to make treatment safe for our patients and staff, as we are sure you will appreciate, this is taking some time to set up.

Our intention is, if at all possible to commence opening on the 8th June but this is entirely dependent on our ability to obtain training and appropriate PPE which as you know there is a great shortage of. This equipment will be essential for us to be able to operate.

From 8th- 29th of June we will be prioritising the most urgent of cases including those who have been experiencing problems during this lockdown period. We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. This period may be extended if required.

Rest assured we are trying our utmost to source this PPE as soon as possible to enable us to extend our treatment further to include fillings, crown/bridge work, root treatments and surgical extractions, scale & polish ect.

We anticipate that it will be several weeks before we will be able to commence these more advanced procedures.

This is a rapidly changing environment which we are adapting to as quickly as we possibly can. We really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice soon.

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