• 4620 EAST DOUGLAS, SUITE 100
    Wichita, KS 67208

    (316) 263-0889

Oral Cancer Screening

Pauly Dental in Wichita, Kansas

Oral Cancer Screening

Pauly Dental is committed to offering you the very best treatment and we are dedicated to you dental health. As a standard part of your exam, we take a holistic approach which includes oral cancer screening.

Oral cancer can be life-threatening if not diagnosed properly and treated early.

  • Common oral cancer symptoms include:
  • Red or white spots or sores anywhere in the oral cavity
  • A sore that bleeds easily or does not heal
  • A lump, thickening, or rough spot
  • Pain, tenderness, or numbness anywhere in the mouth or on the lips
  • Difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving the jaw or tongue

Research is showing that maintaining a clean, tartar-free gum line can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. There’s an additional benefit as well. With every cleaning, we provide a basic oral cancer screening by giving your mouth a thorough examination. We check for anything unusual that might be a sign of the early stages of oral cancer, providing you with a clean bill of health as well as a fresh mouth.

If you have certain risk factors for oral cancer, such as cigarette smoking or heavy alcohol use, we may choose to do a more advanced screening. This involves using a special mouthwash that can leave color on problem areas.

If we do spot something suspicious, there’s no need to panic. Catching a problem early is the best way to ensure your health will remain intact. However, our team understands how frightening even the mere mention of oral cancer can be, which is why we always treat you with the utmost compassion and care through every step of the process.

Pauly Dental is a member of the American Dental Association

Pauly Dental is a member of the Kansas Dental Association

Pauly Dental is a member of the Wichita District Dental Society

Create Dentistry Study Club

Pauly Dental is a member of the Dental Lifeline Network

Pauly Dental is a member of the Douglas Design District