Oral Cancer Screenings
If your child has red and white patches inside their mouth, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric dentists at Children’s Dental Care as soon as possible.
While oral cancer in children is rare, you shouldn’t ignore any of the signs of mouth cancer. Other mouth cancer symptoms include swollen gums or lumps along the lining of your child’s mouth. Schedule an appointment today if you suspect mouth or throat cancer.
Candidates for Oral Cancer Screenings
Everyone receives oral cancer screenings during dental exams. However, if your child has a family history of oral cancer or other risk factors, you’ll need to have a discussion with one of our dentists. They’ll make sure your child receives regular cancer screenings so mouth cancer is found and treated as soon as possible.
How Oral Cancer Screenings Work
With modern dental technology, we are able to catch oral cancer in its early stages so your child has the best chance for recovery. During your child’s appointment, our pediatric dentist will use an ultraviolet light or similar device to find mouth lesions or tumors that might be undetectable to the human eye. Finding oral cancer during its early stages significantly improves your child’s survival rate.
Make sure your child receives regular cancer screenings!
The pediatric dentists at Children’s Dental Care provide pediatric dental services to help their young patients stay in good oral health. To schedule a dentist appointment for your child, call any of our offices in Canton, Dearborn, and Livonia.