At Hastings Family Dental, we prioritize your overall oral health, which includes early detection and prevention of serious conditions like oral cancer. Oral cancer screenings are a crucial part of our dental examinations, designed to identify early signs of oral cancer before symptoms become more pronounced. This proactive approach is key to effective treatment and better health outcomes.

The screening process is straightforward and can be performed during your regular dental checkup. It involves:

  1. Visual Examination: Checking the mouth, tongue, throat and surrounding areas for any signs of red or white patches, sores or abnormalities.
  2. Physical Examination: Gently feeling the tissues in your mouth to detect lumps or other irregularities.
  3. Use of Special Tools: In some cases, our dentists may use additional tools or dyes to highlight suspicious areas or shed light on tissues that are not visible to the naked eye.

Benefits of regular oral cancer screenings at our practice include:

  • Early detection of oral cancer, which significantly improves the success rate of treatment.
  • A quick and painless process that can be easily incorporated into your dental checkup.
  • Peace of mind knowing that you are taking a proactive step in maintaining your oral and overall health.

Oral cancer can affect anyone, and early detection is critical. If you are due for a dental checkup or are concerned about oral health, we encourage you to contact us for an appointment with Dr. Raul Franco, Dr. Allison Kern, Dr. Chuck Bauer or Dr. Tressa Gloystein. Let us work together to keep your smile healthy and ensure your well-being with comprehensive oral cancer screenings in Hastings and Doniphan, Nebraska.