(928) 641-4000
919 12th Place Suite 7 Prescott, AZ 86305

Oral Cancer Screenings in Prescott

At Platinum Dental Care in West Jordan, our team performs exams that help detect lesions or bumps in your mouth, throat, or neck. Detecting these early is the key to increasing success in treatment and faster recovery.

Give our office a call to schedule an appointment for an oral cancer screening at (928) 641-4000.

The Importance of Early Detection

Early detection of oral cancer will help increase the detection of suspicious lesions or bumps. This will also help with treatment and a faster recovery. Oral cancer is serious and affects thousands of patients every year. Regular screenings can help the dentist detect suspicious areas early to help in the treatment of oral cancer.

What to Expect at an Oral Cancer Screening

At your appointment, the dentist will perform a painless and quick exam to check for any unusual qualities. This exam is very thorough and will include an examination of the lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums. This step is done during your regular checkups and cleanings, so it’s important not to miss these appointments.

Common Concerns

  1. Is the oral cancer screening procedure uncomfortable?
    No. The oral cancer screening is a quick and painless procedure. The dentist will examine the oral tissues and use some additional materials, such as lights and dyes, for a thorough exam.
  2. What happens if something suspicious is found during the appointment?
    If anything is apparent in the exam, the dentist may recommend getting a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. If detected early, there is a greater success for treatment and faster recovery.
Oral cancer screenings are a great and effective way to maintain good oral health. Maintaining good habits, such as brushing and flossing daily and attending regular checkups and cleanings, will help protect your overall health. Give our office a call to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist at (928) 641-4000.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team recommends getting an oral cancer screening at least once a year during one of your regular checkups and cleanings.

This will depend on the specific insurance provider and insurance plan. It’s best to give your insurance provider a call to get the exact details of the benefits. Our team will also be sure to help you answer any questions you may have about your benefits.

Patients who use tobacco, drink an excessive amount of alcohol, have a history of oral cancer, and have the human papillomavirus (HPV) are at a higher risk of getting oral cancer.

Yes. Patients of all ages can get oral cancer. There has been an increase in cases in young people due to the HPV infection.

Yes. Avoid consuming harmful substances like tobacco and excessive alcohol, maintaining a healthy diet, and participating in safe sex can reduce the risk of getting oral cancer.

No. The oral cancer screening does not replace regular checkups and cleanings; it is performed during the checkups. Visiting the dentist on a regular basis is important to maintain good oral health.

Yes. During the cancer screening, the dentist may see other concerns about oral health issues like gum disease or infections. This allows for the dentist to go over treatment options for all oral health concerns.

Yes. Drinking alcohol and using tobacco is the most common way to increase the risk of oral cancer. However, things like HPV and genetics can also contribute to getting oral cancer.

This depends on the stage and the type of cancer that is found. Early-stage oral cancer has a high success rate for curing cancer.

Self-checks are a good habit to perform while in between regular checkups and cleanings. However, it should not replace the oral cancer screening done by the dentist. It is important to continue showing up to your appointment on a regular basis.


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In-house Discount Plan*

$119.95/yr/individual & $179.95/yr/family with discounts of 20%-30% off all services.

*Sign up in office, requires upfront payment to qualify for discounts.

$19.95 Exam and X-Rays^

For New Patients without insurance we offer a great rate on your first Exam & set of X-Rays.

^For New Patients that do not have dental insurance. New patients must be 18 or older to receive this discount. Discounts cannot be combined with other offers or dental discount plans. Additional fees may be included in individual cases.

$500 off Orthodontics^^

For New Patients without insurance we offer a great rate on your first Exam & set of X-Rays.

^^For new patients without dental insurance. Once per patient.

Horizon Dental of Prescott


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919 12th Place Suite 7

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 641-4000


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