Dental One Associates of Fayetteville
410 N Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville, GA 30214

Oral Cancer Screenings in Fayetteville, GA

Of the many services that our dentists in Fayetteville perform on a regular basis, there are few that are more important that oral cancer screenings. These consultations check for cancer in any of the parts that make up the mouth, including lips, roof and floor of the mouth, gums, tongue and the lining of the cheek. Oral, or mouth, cancer is one of several types of cancers that are grouped into a single category of head and neck cancers. For those who pursue regular screenings, this can dramatically increase the chances that the disease can be detected early and treated effectively, which in turn will dramatically increase a patient’s chance of recovery.

When patients visit the dentist’s office, an oral cancer screening is usually one of the many tasks performed during a routine cleaning, but there are more advanced tests for those who are subject to a variety of risk factors. Most dentists will examine the inside of the mouth to check for red or white patches, as well as sores and other abnormalities that could be the early symptoms of oral cancer. The screening itself is not the only way to determine whether or not an individual has a form of oral cancer, as the next step is to remove tissue or cells from the abnormal area and testing them for cancer with a biopsy.

In addition to a check with the naked eye, dentists have other special tests to examine a patient’s mouth for oral cancer. Some dentists may ask patients to rinse out their mouths with a blue dye before a consultation. Abnormal cells that may be present in the mouth couldattract the dye and could give a dentist a much better sense of an individual’s risk of developing cancer. Additionally, dentists can also make use of a special light that can differentiate between healthy and unhealthy tissues. After the patient rinses his or her mouth out with a special fluorescent stain, this light will be able to show the difference between normal, healthy tissue and material that could develop into cancer down the road.

Oral cancer screenings have become a fixture of regular dental consultations, and whether a patient chooses to have their mouth looked at by a professional or try out one of the many new techniques available, these screenings are a vital step in promoting long-term dental health and preventing major health problems.

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Pleasant, thorough, clean and friendly.
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Cleanliness of the office, coursety of the staff, and the awesome job Daisy does taking care of my teeth.
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Everyone is very professional, love that. Dr. Perez made me feel very comfortable, feel better about going to the dentist now.
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This a very professional and pleasant location. They were running a little behind and I had 25 minute wait to be seen, I was willing to reschedule and come back, they are that good. Of course, they […]
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Best bridge fitting I’ve ever had, very efficient.
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I had my crown re-cemented this afternoon, and I was in complete awe when the procedure was done less than 30mins and that I dont feel any single thing! Not only that but the standards of hygiene and […]
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Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (678) 228-8348
Fax: (770) 460-7249
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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