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

Following the governments most recent announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020 of second national lockdown, we would like to reassure all of our patients that we shall continue to REMAIN OPEN and we endeavour to look after your oral health.

Since our initial opening on 8th June, following the first lockdown, we have implemented strict measures by enhancing our infection control standards to ensure we can continue to practice in a COVID SECURE way for our staff and patients. We now know a lot more about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we shall ensure this is revised when any new information is presented so that we can continue to work safely and protect our NHS where possible. As we are a medical facility, all staff will continue to wear PPE and we encourage all patients to adhere to the measures in place on visiting the practice.

We have made it our upmost priority to keep all of our patients and staff safe throughout these challenging times. If you are required to self-isolate or have any Coronavirus symptoms please follow the government guidelines and we would be happy to rearrange your appointment to a suitable alternative.

Can we remind all patients that face masks are mandatory on entering Etwall Dental Practice and your temperature shall be measured by a member of staff at the door.

We hope you and your families stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Etwall Dental Team