Statistics show that oral cancer is on the increase and that early detection dramatically improves the chances of recovery. At Balham Lodge Dental Practice we offer oral cancer screening for all our patients.
Oral cancer screening involves a short procedure at the dental practice that includes a thorough examination of your whole mouth. This will highlight any risk factors so we can treat or refer you as quickly as possible. It is recommended that you come in for a screening on a yearly basis. If you have any sore, lump or long-term ulcer in your mouth, no matter how small, it is very important that you come in to have it looked at.
Smoking and using other tobacco products has a detrimental effect on your teeth and gums and increases your risk of developing oral cancer. As dental professionals, it is important for us to tell you the risks for smoking and to help you to quit by giving you information and support. It is essential that you come into the practice for regular check-ups so we can help you maintain good oral health and give you advice and encouragement.
We look forward to looking after your smile!