Oral Cancer Screening

At Sorrento Dental, we are committed to your oral health, which is why every time we see a patient for a routine dental exam and cleaning, we screen for oral cancer. Like with most cancers (and most dental health issues), early detection makes all the difference. It only takes a few minutes to screen for oral cancer, but it can save your life!

Signs of Oral Cancer

Whenever we do an oral cancer screening, we are looking not only for symptoms that indicate the presence of oral cancer, but for pre-cancerous conditions as well. Here are some of the things we are looking for:

  • Soft tissue spots that are painful or tender to the touch
  • Any lumps or rough spots
  • Any discolorations, such as red spots or white spots anywhere in your mouth or throat
  • Any difficulty chewing or swallowing

While this is not an exhaustive list, and while any of these symptoms could be caused by other issues, they are good warning signs to pay attention to. We are trained in identifying these symptoms, and if there is any indication that there may be a problem, we will notify you and refer you to an oncologist, if necessary.

As always, we recommend that our patients avoid all tobacco products, maintain a healthy diet, and limit your exposure to the sun. If you have any concerns about your oral health, please give us a call immediately so we can see you for an emergency appointment.

What our patients say

The staff is friendly and professional. They’re on top of things and make rescheduling very easy.

Patient of Sorrento Dental Care, Google Reviews

Great experience with caring professionals. I moved from central Florida and finding a new dental practice that measures up to what I had seemed to be a daunting task. Not so with Sorrento Dental. All the staff is so friendly and helpful. A traveling hygienist was filling in today for my regular cleaning and she was awesome — friendly, knowledgeable and such a great personality. If you need good dental care I highly recommend Sorrento Dental.

Patient of Sorrento Dental Care, Google Reviews

Mrs. Christina W at Sorrento Dental Care is one of the kindest souls I have ever had the privilege of meeting.  Right from the beginning I could tell that she prioritized my well-being over everything. She did all that she could to help myself and my family financially, and to make sure I was comfortable and happy with the outcome. She is one of the absolute sweetest and most caring people I have met. I can’t even begin to describe how grateful I am for Mrs. Christina, Dr. Rowe, and the entire Sorrento staff. Every staff member is professional and friendly, and I will never recommend another dentist.

Patient of Sorrento Dental Care, Google Reviews

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