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
Loved every part except the numbing of course. Lol Everyone is always warm and friendly.
Annette H.
No wait time. Very professional service and all questions answered
Dennis S.
Very attentive, always friendly and great service
Marliss A.
I am very satisfied with your dental office.
Roger S.
Everyone was very kind and professional and on time great service
Versha M.
Best bridge fitting I’ve ever had, very efficient.
Steve H.
This hygienist was much better than the last one that I had.
Mary M.
Miriam was excellent! Dr. Jo is always the best.
Cheryl H.
I have always hated going to the dentist officee, but my experience at Dental One changed all of that. Everyone is so nice. And I need to give a special shoutout to Tyrone—not only did he make me […]
Sheila L.
The staff was friendly, and the doctor was great. Definitely worth the visit.
Shawn H.
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.
Everyone is very professional, love that. Dr. Perez made me feel very comfortable, feel better about going to the dentist now.
Gloria G.
Professionalism of staff and patient care.
Bobby K.
After having conflicts with my schedule. The office was understanding and worked with me to reschedule an appointment that worked for me. Great people to work with.
Gary M.
Service was great
Inether S.
Great service and wonderful people that take great care of there patients ! Absolutely Awesome Dentists
Jeff W.
great service
Mervin E.
All great. It’s just that we are in Newnan so it is a distance to travel. But we are very happy so we make the trip
Sophia S.
The Staff at Dental One are awesome. Very friendly and the Dr take his time to explain all details.
Virginia M.
I think I have the best dental hygienist that I’ve ever had work inside my mouth. Daisy is very thorough with my teeth cleanings but gentle and she has made both of my experiences with her […]
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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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