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Dental Services - Phoenix, AZ

Oral Cancer Screening in Phoenix

Valley Smiles is committed to providing the best possible care for our patients. That’s why we offer comprehensive oral cancer screenings. When caught early, treatment options for mouth cancer are more readily available. Take advantage of our general dentistry services and avoid future oral complications. 

Oral cancer is a severe condition that can be difficult to detect in its early stages. With the help of a Valley Smile – Phoenix dentist and the proper equipment detecting mouth cancer early on is possible. If caught early, treatment is much more likely to be successful. That’s why we recommend that all our patients have an oral cancer screening at least once a year.

Oral Cancer Symptoms

  • Sores in the mouth that do not heal
  • Persistent pain in the mouth or throat
  • Changes in voice or hoarseness
  • Difficulty swallowing or chewing
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Bleeding in the mouth
  • White or red patches in the mouth or throat
  • A lump in the neck or throat

In many cases, early symptoms are not present or not easily recognized by patients. Our specialized equipment like our intra-oral cameras allows us to recognize signs of mouth cancer before discomfort is felt. Apart from our oral exam, we will also check your face and neck for any abnormal lumps. 

The Valley Smiles team places a strong emphasis on our patient’s overall health. Our dedication to the families we serve goes beyond dentistry, we value the relationship between patient and provider. With each visit, we look to strengthen this relationship and show you how much we value your trust. 

Our thorough oral cancer screenings serve as preventive measures. Our early detection methods allow us to provide the best chances of successful treatment. If at any point oral or gum cancer is detected know that you’re not alone. Your extended family at Valley Smiles is here to support you and deliver the best treatment possible. If you are located in the Phoenix area, contact us to schedule an appointment.