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Stretton Road, Great Glen,
Leicester LE8 9HB
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Mouth Cancer Screening

Early detection saves lives

As part of every Dental Health Examination at Glen Dental, our Leicester dentists examine your mouth thoroughly for early signs of mouth cancer. In many cases there are no early symptoms that you might spot yourself and cases don’t always necessarily result from heavy drinking or smoking. You can be secure in the knowledge that we will have checked for early signs of this insidious disease. It does though pay to be vigilant.

Life benefits

  • Early detection of mouth cancer dramatically improves the prognosis.
  • Sustained good oral health.
  • Sustained good general health.

Who Needs Mouth Cancer Screening?

If you are looking for mouth cancer screening in Leicestershire, then we can offer our services to you. We are Glen Dental, situated within a five minute drive from Oadby Town Centre.

We are a friendly and welcoming practice offering a range of treatments. Included in each Dental Health Examination is a mouth cancer screening. Leicester, like the rest of the UK, is seeing an unfortunate rise in cancer patients. Many cases of mouth cancer could be reduced in severity by simply taking part in regular mouth cancer screening. At Glen Dental, we include a screening to ensure that all our patients can keep a track of their health. It is therefore important to keep up to date with regular Dental Health Examinations. If you have fallen behind on your dentist visits or have recently moved and need to join a new dentist, then give us a call today to arrange your Dental Health Examination and mouth cancer screening in Leicester.

If there is something that we feel requires further attention, then we will make the necessary specialist referral – usually to a Maxillofacial Surgeon.

Late detection of mouth cancers have resulted in a higher proportion of deaths per number of cases than breast cancer, cervical cancer or skin melanoma, with about 2,700 deaths per year in the UK.

Studies show that mouth cancer is on the increase and that early detection dramatically improves the chances of recovery. Mouth cancer screening is a short procedure at the dental practice that involves a thorough examination of your whole mouth.

Smoking is strongly linked with many forms of cancer and other dental problems and we always encourage our patients to quit smoking. An excellent source of information is the Mouth Cancer Foundation if you require any further information.

If you have any sores, lumps or long-term ulcers in your mouth, no matter how small, it is very important that you come in to have it looked at.

If you have any concerns and would like to discuss these with us then please do not hesitate to contact us on 0116 2593386 and one of our dentists will be only too happy to help.

Some of the symptoms that could occur include:

  • Loose teeth for no reason
  • Weight loss
  • Pain in your neck
  • Red or white ulcers that don’t heal within three weeks on the tongue and lining of mouth
  • Persistent hoarse voice
  • Problems with swallowing
  • Changes in your sense of taste

Smoking Cessation

  • What is smoking cessation?

    Smoking cessation is the process a person completes in order to quit smoking tobacco. According to studies, 70% of people who smoke tobacco would like to quit and 50% have tried to quit in the last 12 months. Smoking is the leading cause of death in the world where the death could have been prevented. It greatly affects health and drastically increases the chances of heart disease and lung cancer.

  • Dentists and smoking cessation

    Dentists can now play a major role in helping people to quit smoking. Dentists see people affected by smoking constantly, can see the negative effects it has in their patients’ mouths and they know that a lot of patients will trust their advice. At Glen Dental in Leicester, we offer smoking cessation to our patients; it’s important that as dentists we advise you of the risks related to smoking tobacco and support you with regards to quitting. Oral health is greatly benefitted when tobacco use is minimised and you will notice some positive changes. It’s important for you to a check in at the clinic often so you can receive support and information from a dental professional.

  • The damage smoking does to your mouth

    Smoking tobacco has a very bad effect on teeth and gums and tobacco chemicals make smokes more receptive to getting gum disease. Glen Dental offer our patients in Leicester smoking cessation as patients come to the practice regularly with dental health problems associated with smoking. Some of these problems are: sores in the mouth, bad breath, teeth stains and a hairy tongue. In addition to these problems, tobacco smoking is the number one cause of cancer in the mouth and it causes numerous deaths each year.

    We provide smoking cessation in Leicester to patients needing advice and assistance. The practice has fully trained advisers to help you throughout your journey to quit smoking, supporting you from beginning to end. To find out more information about smoking cessation in Sutton, or to make an appointment with a trained adviser, please do not hesitate to contact the clinic. With the right help and support, you could quit smoking for good.