Cosmetic Dentist Kansas City MO

Cosmetic Dentist Kansas City MO 816.454.3336
6301 N Oak Traffic Way, Suite 203
Kansas City, MO 64118

Oral Cancer Screening

Did you know almost 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral and throat cancers this year? The 5 year survival rate of those diagnosed is only slightly more than 64 percent . When oral cancer is detected and treated early, treatment related health problems are greatly reduced .

An oral cancer screening is an examination performed by your dentist or hygienist to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth. Most dentist/hygienist perform an examination of your mouth during a routine dental visit. Sometimes dentist/hygienist may use additional testing aids to help with identifying abnormalities/ cancer early.

Symptoms of Oral or Throat Cancer

  • A sore throat or irritation that doesn’t go away
  • Red and/or white patches anywhere in the oral cavity
  • Pain, tenderness or numbness in the mouth or the lips
  • A lump, thickening, a rough spot, crust or a small eroded area that will not go
    away
  • Difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking or moving your tongue or jaw
  • A change in the way your teeth fit together when you close your mouth

People with High Risks Factor for Oral Cancer

  • Tobacco use of any kind, including cigarette, pipes, chewing tobacco and snuff,
    among others
  • Heavy alcohol use or using mouthwash many times daily
  • Previous cancer diagnosis
  • History of significant sun exposure, which increases the risk of lip cancer
  • Having a history of HPV or sexually active

When calling Dr. Anderson’s office to make an appointment request an oral cancer screening with every dental cleaning. It may save your life.

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6301 N Oak Traffic Way
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Kansas City, MO 64118
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Office Hours

Mon: 08:00 AM – 04:30 PM
Tue: 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Wed: 08:00 AM – 04:30 PM
Thu: 08:00 AM – 04:30 PM
Fri: 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed