Oral Cancer Screenings in New Berlin & Waukesha from Ross Dental

Oral Cancer Screening & Prevention

Oral cancer screenings are a preventative dentistry practice which allow dental health professionals to catch symptoms early. With regular oral cancer screenings, you could increase your survival chances by over 90%. Oral cancer screens are quick, easy and completely painless. Our New Berlin & Waukesha locations check for oral cancer by examining the mouth, head and neck.

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Symptoms of Oral Cancer

If you know what to look for, you can help detect early signs of oral cancer. During your dental hygiene routine, look out for:

  1. Persistent mouth sore or sores
  2. Consistent mouth pain
  3. Red or white patches on the gums, tongue, tonsils or lining of the mouth
  4. Difficulty swallowing or chewing
  5. Difficulty moving the jaw or tongue

Causes of Oral Cancer

As with other forms of cancer, the risk of oral cancer increases with several risk factors:

  • Tobacco use
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • A compromised immune system
  • A history of cancer
  • Presence of the HPV virus
Contact our family dentistries in southeast WI to learn more about our oral cancer screening services.