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Oral Cancer Screenings – Lincoln, NE

When Early Detection is Necessary for Survival

Dentistry is more than dental professionals making sure you have healthy teeth and gums. At Williamsburg Dental, our team of experts goes beyond the basics of checking for tooth decay, gum disease, bite alignment issues, and other common dental problems. They also check for growths, lumps, and abnormalities that can easily point to oral cancer in Lincoln. By performing a quick and easy scan of your oral cavity and facial structure, they can identify any problem areas early on and help you get the treatment you need.

Prevalence of Oral Cancer

A dentist visually examining a female patient’s smile and facial structure for signs of oral cancer

The Oral Cancer Foundation states that nearly 50,000 individuals living in the United States are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. With only slightly less than half of that number living beyond the standard five-year survival rate, experts believe that early detection is the most pivotal solution to raising a person’s chances of survival.

Signs of Oral Cancer

A dentist using their hands to conduct a physical, oral examination on a patient to ensure there are no signs of oral cancer

While some symptoms are more visibly evident than others, it often takes a trained eye to spot many of the most concerning symptoms associated with oral cancer. While waiting to see your dentist in Lincoln, be aware of the following signs, no matter if you believe you might be at risk:

  • A lump or area of hard tissue on your lips or in your mouth
  • Red/white patches inside your mouth that appear and feel scaly
  • Bad breath
  • Oral sores that do not appear to be healing
  • Difficulty opening and closing your mouth
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty chewing and/or swallowing
  • Tongue pain
  • Ill-fitting dentures
  • Loose teeth

Why Oral Cancer Screenings Are Necessary

A young female with blonde hair giving a thumbs up after completing her oral cancer screening

There is a good chance that in the past, you didn’t realize you were undergoing an oral cancer screening. When performed, the process typically only takes a few minutes because our team is skilled and trained to quickly identify problem areas.

To avoid becoming one of the estimated 50,000 individuals who will be diagnosed with oral cancer each year, not only is it necessary that you maintain optimal oral hygiene and forgo bad habits (i.e. smoking, tobacco use, alcohol consumption), but you should also keep your regular six-month dental checkups and cleanings. Without these visits, you put yourself at greater risk should you learn you have oral cancer. Without early detection, the disease can spread, resulting in treatment that may or may not be successful. The longer cancer remains undetected, the lower your chances of survival.

At Williamsburg Dental, we care about more than just your oral health. We believe in helping to improve your wellbeing. With regular oral cancer screenings, you can continue to be proactive when it comes to your health and living a long, happy life.

Contact Us

Village Drive

(402) 421-6611 6100 Village dr #100
Lincoln, NE 68516

Office Hours

8:00am - 5:00pm
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Piedmont

(402) 904-6001 1265 S. Cotner Blvd. #1
Lincoln, NE 68510

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8:00am - 5:00pm
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east

(402) 489-6547 6930 L St. #B
Lincoln, NE 68510

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8:00am - 5:00pm
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northeast

(402) 464-1719 1719 N Cotner Blvd.
Lincoln, NE 68505

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8:00am - 5:00pm
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south street

(402) 488-9022 2746 South St.
Lincoln, NE 68502

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8:00am - 5:00pm
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Crete

(402) 418-7214 1005 E Hwy 33, #7
Crete, NE 68333

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8:00am - 5:00pm
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