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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Patient Reviews
My children and I have been patients there for almost 10 years. The staff are wonderful and always take great care of us.
Shakila R.
The staff was friendly and attentive to my particular needs even after coming in as an emergency new patient. I would highly recommend this practice.
Lisa F.
The people who work in this office are very friendly, and loving. I just love my hygienist, very gentle, and very knowledge.
Edith B.
Staff makes you feel right at home. All very competent.
Michael R.
Great service and a pleasant atmosphere!
Yame L.
Great service and excellent staff.
Tommy B.
Very thorough.
Kelsie L.
No wait time. Very professional service and all questions answered
Dennis S.
Everyone is very professional, love that. Dr. Perez made me feel very comfortable, feel better about going to the dentist now.
Gloria G.
They were very attentive to my issues, also kind and informative.
Alexandra M.
I’ve been a patient for close to 17 years, I have a terrible fear of dentist but would recommend Dr. Joe to anyone with the same problem he has a soft easy manner that sets you at ease.
Edward R.
Great service from front desk, hygienist, dentist, assistant to the check out. I was aware of services today and in the future as well as cost
Angel W.
Miriam was excellent! Dr. Jo is always the best.
Cheryl H.
Friendly staff, good service and the plan is explained up front, no pressure.
Virginia A.
The office staff was very courteous, friendly, and professional. They were knowledgeable and answered any questions or concerns I had. They thoroughly explained everything to me as well as provided […]
Rachquette L.
Cleanliness of the office, coursety of the staff, and the awesome job Daisy does taking care of my teeth.
Cheneda N.
Appointments are typically honored with no wait time; staff is courteous, professional, and they keep your anxieties at a minimum.
Dianne C.
Awesome experience from beginning to end! I came in for receding gums, and the doctors set up a a treatment plan that was quick and easy. I had me teeth cleaned today, and the staff was gentle and […]
Michelle S.
great service
Mervin E.
Dr Joe is the the best . Did a very difficult crown removal and replacement for me. His experience was to the benefit of me. Trust him with all my dental work.
KATE F.
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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