At Serenity Smiles Dental Care in Murfreesboro, TN, your health is our top priority. We offer comprehensive oral cancer screening services, employing advanced techniques for early detection of oral cancer. Led by Dr. K.L. Burns and our experienced team, we're dedicated to enhancing your chances for successful treatment through early diagnosis.

The Critical Importance of Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screenings are vital because:

  • Early detection vastly improves treatment success rates.
  • Oral cancer can often progress without noticeable symptoms in its initial stages.
  • Screenings can reveal cancerous and precancerous conditions unseen to the naked eye.

Our Oral Cancer Screening Process

The screening process at Serenity Smiles Dental Care includes:

  • Visual Examination: Checking your mouth, face, neck, and lips for signs of cancer.
  • Palpation: Feeling for lumps or irregularities in the neck area.
  • Advanced Techniques: Utilizing specialized tools or dyes to highlight abnormal cells or tissues.

Who Should Consider Oral Cancer Screening?

Regular screenings are advised for everyone, particularly for individuals who:

  • Use tobacco products.
  • Consume alcohol heavily.
  • Have a family history of oral cancer.
  • Have been exposed to HPV (human papillomavirus).

Recommended Frequency for Oral Cancer Screenings

For most adults, we suggest annual screenings. Those with higher risk factors may benefit from more frequent evaluations as part of their regular dental check-ups [/services/general-dentistry/cleaning-and-exams].

The Benefits of Regular Oral Cancer Screenings

Regular screenings offer:

  • Peace of mind from taking proactive steps in your healthcare regimen.
  • The possibility of early intervention, leading to more effective outcomes.
  • Integral care that complements your comprehensive dental check-ups.

Contact Us

Taking charge of your health means staying ahead with preventive measures like oral cancer screenings. At Serenity Smiles Dental Care, we're committed to providing thorough screenings as a vital part of your dental care routine, ensuring early detection and intervention when necessary. Contact us today at (615) 439-1949 for your oral cancer screening.