Oral Cancer Screening

The Oral Cancer Foundation reports that approximately 54,000 Americans will receive a diagnosis of oral cancer in 2021. The good news is that, when caught early, oral cancer is highly treatable. At New Leaf Rohnert Park, we understand the importance of oral cancer screenings and how they can truly make a difference in your overall health. Performed during your routine dental exam, oral cancer screenings take a few minutes to complete but can make the world of difference.

Why choose us

At New Leaf Rohnert Park, we provide a wide range of dental and oral care services to address all your needs, including early oral cancer detection. A healthy smile requires a healthy mouth, and we understand that this doesn’t just mean your teeth.

Choosing a dentist that understands the importance of oral cancer screening is essential. At New Leaf Rohnert Park, we believe that cancer screenings should be a part of every exam and you can expect us to check for signs and symptoms of oral cancer at every routine visit. If we identify any early signs or symptoms, Dr. Eddie Kuo will work with you and your physicians to help create a treatment plan.

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What are oral cancer screenings & Risks

Oral cancer screenings begin with a visual examination of the mouth. Your dentist will look for signs of asymmetry, swelling, bumps, irregular patches of color, or other abnormalities within your mouth. They will also examine your face, neck, lips, jaw and cheeks. In addition to a visual exam, you can expect them to touch your face, mouth and neck in order to feel for lumps or masses. If something looks suspicious, they may use an oral biopsy brush to remove cells for testing.

While oral cancer can happen to anyone, there are certain factors that can increase your risk. These can include:

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Gender (oral cancer is twice as common in men than women)
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The benefits of routine screenings

Oral cancer doesn’t always come with warning signs you can detect or feel. In fact, most oral cancers do not have any symptoms until it is too late for early treatment. When oral cancer is found early, there is an 80 to 90% survival rate.

Unfortunately, when not detected early, oral cancer accounts for a high death rate of 43%. Regular oral cancer screenings allow us to monitor your oral health and detect changes that could point to oral cancer early and allow you to seek treatment immediately.

Your oral and overall health is our priority at New Leaf Rohnert Park.

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How oral cancer screenings can save your life

Do you have a family history of oral cancer? Have you been a regular smoker throughout your life? Have you noticed new red or white spots in your mouth or have a sore that will not heal?

Unfortunately, these symptoms and your medical history can put you at a greater risk for oral cancer. Routine dental exams at New Leaf Rohnert Part include oral cancer screenings that can help detect oral cancer in the early stages, where it is treatable. Having these routine screenings can help save your life.

We promote good oral and general health

Our goal at New Leaf Rohnert Park is to make sure you put your best smile forward and enjoy good oral health. This includes preventative care and early detection of oral concerns. With our routine dental exams, you can be sure we are putting your smile and your health first.
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Our Guarantee to Excellence

With our superior technology and highly trained dental staff, you can expect high quality care in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. At New Leaf Rohnert Park, your oral health is our top priority, and we work with you to create an individualized treatment plan and schedule that works with you, including regular routine oral exams and cancer screenings.
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Contact Us Today

Cancer can be a scary word to hear but detecting it early can make all the difference. If you are experiencing changes in your mouth or have oral cancer risk factors, contact our staff at New Leaf Rohnert Park today to request an appointment for an oral cancer screening and exam. We are hear to put your mind at ease and help you promote a healthy smile.