Oral Cancer Screenings in
West Columbia

An important and invaluable benefit of routine dental care is the opportunity to identify the early warning signs of oral cancer. Early identification of cancer of the mouth is essential to successful treatment and can prevent it with proper oral health care. As with any screening, it allows you and your dentist to evaluate the health of your mouth and ensure your treatment plan is tailored to your specific needs.

At Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry, we strongly believe in the value of regular oral cancer screenings for our patients. Particularly for patients whose medical or family history suggest a high risk for cancer or who smoke or chew tobacco. Symptoms that your dentist will check for include soreness, red or white patches on mouth tissue, lumps, difficulty chewing, speaking or swallowing and numbness in the lips or mouth.

Our dentists have the training and experience to identify abnormal tissue or other signs that may indicate the presence or risk of cancer. Screening is a visual inspection of the mouth and oral tissue that takes just a few minutes and can be combined with your normal dentist visit.

Don’t Wonder – Get Checked!

The American Dental Association states that 42,000 Americans per year are diagnosed with oral cancer. Early detection lowers the risk of health issues that can result from treatment of oral cancer. If you are at a higher risk of oral cancer due to your family history or personal habits, ask your Carolina Smiles Family dentist to schedule a cancer screening for you.

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in West Columbia


Victoria R.

Awesome experience! Very professional and friendly staff, especially Felicia and Patty. Patty was very gentle and thorough with my teeth cleaning as well as knowledgeable and was able to answer all of my questions regarding oral hygiene and gum care. Will definitely be returning for future dental needs and would recommend to anyone!

Rachel D.

I would highly recommend Carolina Smiles to any of my family or friends. The waiting area is complete with complimentary bottled water, hot tea and coffee. I have told numerous coworkers about the amazing staff. They are very easy to talk to and they make you feel comfortable and treat you with respect. Thank you Alisha, Jalisa, Felicia and Melanie for another memorable experience!!

Jason H.

Another great experience at CSFD yesterday! Melanie, Kim M., Loreal, Shellie, and Dr. J took great care of me, as usual, but once again went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and happy. I have referred coworkers and friends because of their staff.
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