Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer can appear in several ways, and many American adults are diagnosed each year. Because the signs and symptoms might not be obvious to some people, we perform regular oral cancer screenings for our patients using the most advanced technology.

What is Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer is the inordinate growth of cells occurring in any part of the mouth, including the lips, cheeks, and tongue. With approximately 200,000 cases per year in the U.S., it’s quite common. Fortunately, it can be treated by a medical professional and prevented if you practice good oral habits.

Some of the most common symptoms of oral cancer are:

  • Red or white spots in the mouth
  • Mouth sores
  • Pain or tenderness in the mouth or lips
  • Difficulty chewing or speaking
A dentist examining a senior man's mouth

Determining the Risk of Cancer

When determining the risk of oral cancer, there are more considerations than traditional factors like smoking. Some, such as age or family history, cannot be controlled, while others who get the disease may have little to no known risk factors. With this in mind, our office is committed to offering oral cancer screenings during every visit.

These routine checkups can help us catch oral cancer quickly and prevent you from becoming further affected.

What Can We Do to Help?

Our practice proudly utilizes the Velscope® Screening Tool, which allows us to spot potential abnormalities before they become visible to the naked eye. We highly recommend getting screened with the Velscope® once a year. Spotting possible cancer before it starts is the best way to ease your mind and begin early treatment for a better survival rate.

Schedule an Oral Cancer Screening in Colorado Springs Today!

If our Esthetic Family Dentistry team spots any early signs of oral cancer, we can discuss your next steps to ensure your complete peace of mind. Call our office today to schedule a screening!

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8580 Scarborough Dr., Suite 105
Colorado Springs, CO 80920








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