This month is oral cancer awareness Month, so book your check-ups now.
We cannot stress the importance of regular dental check-ups enough. With our 13-point health checks we are able to perform a thorough, yet quick and painless, examination of the teeth, tongue and gums, to look for any warning signs of developing dental health problems and check for any changes in the mouth. Any changes that we do notice will be recorded in your notes.
As part of our 13 point checks, we look out for potential signs of oral cancer, which is also known as the silent killer. Often, patients are unaware of the symptoms of this deadly disease and sadly, this means that cases go undiagnosed until an advanced stage. With our checks, we are able to look for symptoms on a regular basis and this means that cases can be diagnosed early when the chances of successful treatment are much higher.
Oral cancer screening
This month is Mouth Cancer Awareness Month and the Dublin18 Dental Care team is urging patients to arrange regular dental checks and take advantage of oral cancer screening. We are delighted to be supporting such a worthy campaign and we will be on hand to offer screening tests and to talk to patients about oral cancer.
Symptoms of mouth cancer include abnormal lumps or swelling in the mouth or throat, red or white patches of tissue in the mouth, difficulty swallowing, a persistent sore throat and ulcers that take a long time to heal. If you have a mouth ulcer, this is usually nothing to worry about, but if you’ve had it for more than 2 weeks, it’s a good idea to get it checked out just to be on the safe side.
How often should I have a check-up?
We recommend 6 monthly check-ups for adults and children. We offer flexible appointment times and we are happy to see members of the same family together for greater convenience. If you’re due a check-up, now is the time to call and book your appointment!