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.

Our Location

6301 N Oak Traffic Way
Suite 203
Kansas City, MO 64118
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816-454-3336

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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