3071 Southport Supply Road, Hwy. 211 #1, Bolivia, NC 28422
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Oral Cancer Screenings

oral cancer screening for children

Our Most Important Job

As your trusted oral health advisors, we are in a unique position (inside your mouth) to detect and diagnose oral cancer before it progresses and becomes deadly. While oral cancer is much more common among adults (especially those who use tobacco or alcohol or have HPV), it can still happen in children.

When caught in the early stages, oral cancer is treatable, so if you’ve noticed any changes in your child’s mouth, give yourself peace of mind and come in for an oral cancer screening right away. It might just save their life.

What to look for

There are many signs and symptoms of oral cancer that we are on the lookout for during your kids’ regular exams, and that you should always be aware of and keep an eye out for at home (can occur on the lips, mouth, tongue, gums, throat, or any area inside the mouth):

  • Swelling, thickening, lumps, rough spots, crusting, or erosion
  • Velvety white, red, or speckled patches
  • Unexplained bleeding
  • Numbness or loss of feeling
  • Pain or tenderness
  • Persistent sores
  • Difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving the jaw or tongue
  • Hoarseness, chronic sore throat, change in voice
  • Ear pain

At Coastal Pediatric Dentistry®, we are always on the lookout for any changes or abnormalities in your kids’ mouths that may be a red flag. But when we only see you in for regular cleanings and exams twice yearly, it is your job to make sure they are brushing and flossing regularly, and to go the extra mile and take a look inside from time to time. Make sure they know that if anything feels weird or different, they should come to you about it. When it comes to staying healthy and cancer-free, we’re all in this together.

Drop us a line!

If you’re looking for a pediatric dentist that’s gentle, fun, compassionate, and great with kids, you’ve come to the right place. If you have any questions about oral cancer screenings, or would like to schedule an appointment with your Bolivia pediatric dentists – Dr. Cecilia Liu and Dr. Nichole Ramsbottom at Coastal Pediatric Dentistry® – give us a call today at (910) 444-2368.

3071 Southport Supply Road, Hwy. 211 #1,
Bolivia, NC 28422

Call Today! (910) 444-2368
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