The answer to that is yes, you should consider getting a mouth cancer screening in Edinburgh. Why should you consider getting it? In fact, you should include a screening every year when you go for a dental checkup.
Mouth cancer, or also called oral cancer, is found inside your mouth on the tongue, cheeks, or lips. Research shows that mouth cancer can be found more often in people who smoke regularly. Our dentists at Meadowbank Dental often encourage patients that smoke to give up the habit as it leads to an overall healthier lifestyle.
In the article below, you’ll find out more information about what you can expect when you go for a mouth cancer screening in Edinburgh.
What you can expect during a screening?
The mouth cancer screening in Edinburgh is quite simple. You will make a consultation with us to come into our practice. When you arrive, we’ll chat with you about your worries or simply answer your questions. We encourage our patients to ask as many questions as possible! This gives us an opportunity to understand what’s the cause for concern.
Once comfortable, you’ll be assisted by one of our Meadowbank Dental team. They will make a point of checking your tongue for any odd bumps, lumps or lesions. The inside of your cheeks, lips, and your gums will also be examined.
This is an excellent time to tell our staff if you’ve had any problems like discolouration in or around the mouth, ulcers that are not healing, or teeth that have fallen out for no reason. We are happy to check every lump, bump and lesion for you during your screening.
What happens if my dentist finds something unusual in my mouth?
Firstly, try to remain calm and know that we will do everything we can to identify the abnormality and get results back to you as soon as possible. We are also always ready to chat with you about our findings and the way forward.
If surgery is needed, we will run you through the treatment plan and take action from there. We have assisted many patients and we’re highly trained in what we do. The first step to making sure that your mouth is healthy is by making regular appointments with us so that we can screen your mouth and detect any abnormalities early.
How can you get in touch with us at Meadowbank Dental?
We have several ways for you to get in touch with us. You can find us on places like Instagram, but we highly recommend that you pop into our dental practice for a chat and to make a booking for your mouth cancer screening. The sooner we can have a look in your mouth, the better.
Remember that the mouth is a wonderful part of the body and it’s in use constantly! When it comes to our speech and eating or drinking, our mouths work overtime. So it’s only fair that we keep the mouth healthy with regular check-ups.
Get in touch with us today to find out more about mouth cancer screening in Edinburgh. We look forward to hearing from you!