Oral Cancer Screenings – Fort Worth, TX

Saving Lives One Screening at a Time

At Distinguished Dental, Dr. McIntosh believes strongly in the importance of oral cancer screenings during preventive dental exams. Diagnosing and treating oral cancer in its earliest stages of development is vital. Every year, this serious condition claims more lives than cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, testicular cancer, and skin cancer. To minimize your risk and get the care you need early on, call us to schedule an appointment so that we can conduct a potentially life-saving oral cancer screening in Fort Worth.

Why Choose Distinguished Dental for Oral Cancer Screenings?

  • We Believe in the Benefits of Early Detection
  • Early Appointments Available
  • Dental Practice That Treats Patients Like Family

How an Oral Cancer Screening Works

Close up of dental mirror reflecting tooth inside mouth

During your routine dental exam, Dr. Sheri McIntosh will thoroughly examine your mouth, searching for anything that looks like a small white or red spot, or a small sore. Signs of oral cancer may include:

  • A sore that doesn’t heal or that bleeds easily
  • A change in the color of your oral tissue
  • A sensation of pain, numbness, or tenderness in the mouth or on your lips

A full head and neck exam will help Dr. McIntosh identify signs of oral cancer so that a personalized treatment plan can be created. Because oral cancer is an urgent matter, you should notify us of any changes to your smile as soon as possible. Achieving a full recovery depends on an early diagnosis and treatment.