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Oral Cancer Screening in Toronto

At Live Well Dental, we offer screenings during routine dental exams to help detect early signs of oral cancer so you can start treatment as soon as possible. 

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Screenings for Early Detection

Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth or surrounding tissues, and although oral cancer is more likely in older adults, it can actually affect people of all ages. The main objective of oral cancer screening tests is to detect signs early for a better chance of a successful cure.

Our dentists screen patients for cancerous and precancerous signs during every routine dental examination.

What does oral cancer screening involve?

Your dentist will use gloved hands to check your jaws, neck and face for any swelling, bumps or lumps. We also use diagnostic tools like the VELscope® to detect hidden abnormalities that may not be visible during a physical exam.

Oral cancer tests are a preventive measure. If further diagnosis is required, your dentist will refer you to a doctor or specialist.

Concerned about your oral health? 

Our dentists provide oral cancer screenings for patients in King West, Harbourfront, downtown Toronto and the surrounding areas. Contact our dentists to book an appointment today.


Who is at higher risk of developing oral cancer?

Although anyone can develop oral cancer, certain groups may be at higher risk. These groups include:

  • Patients who smoke heavily or chew tobacco products
  • People who consume excessive alcohol
  • Those whose parents or grandparents had oral cancer (family history)
  • Patients who have had excessive exposure to the sun

Signs of Oral Cancer

  • Unexplained swelling, bumps or lumps
  • A pimple, sore or ulcer that doesn’t heal for over three weeks
  • Difficulty swallowing, chewing or moving your tongue
  • Reddish or white patches on the inside of the cheeks or lips
  • Ulcerations under the tongue, throat, floor of the mouth, and tonsils 

New Patients Always Welcome 

Live Well Dental is accepting new patients. Contact us today to see how we can help you achieve your optimal oral health. 

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