Mouth Cancer Screening

Coronavirus COVID-19

There are no restrictions with regards to medical /dental treatment and you are actively encouraged to keep your appointments.

Just to reiterate when you arrive at the Practice:

·      We advise that you always wear a mask while inside the dental practice and only remove your mask at the request of the dental professional.

·      Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early for an appointment due to social distancing guidelines.

·      As you enter the building you will need to use the alcohol disinfectant rub to disinfect your hands.

In the meantime, please stay safe and contact us if you have any questions

NHS appointments are in very high demand and we may be unable to offer appointments for non urgent treatment and waiting times for NHS treatments may be several weeks.

Mouth cancer is a malignant growth which can occur in any part of the mouth, including the tongue, lips and throat. Mouth cancers have a higher proportion of deaths per number of cases than breast cancer, cervical cancer or skin melanoma. The mortality rate is just over 50%, despite treatment, with about 1,700 deaths per year in the UK. This is because of late detection.

Visit your dentist at once if you notice any abnormal problems or are not sure. Regular dental checkups allow early detection of abnormalities in the mouth. Smoking and a high alcohol intake will increase your risk of developing mouth cancer.

The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a registered charity that raises awareness of mouth cancers and provides information and support to patients, carers and health professionals.

 

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