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Derwent Street Dental Practice
  • Derwent Street
  • Belper
  • Derbyshire
  • DE56 1WN

Mouth cancer screening

Mouth or oral cancer is caused by abnormal cell growth, resulting in tumours developing in the mouth, on the roof of the mouth, on the tongue, lips or gums.

At Derwent Street Medical Practice, we know that detecting signs of cancer early on is vital in fighting against this devastating disease.

While the exact causes of oral cancer are not known, we strongly advise patients to stop smoking as this is one of the greatest lifestyle factors that may impact upon your oral health.

We offer our patients mouth cancer screening when they attend for routine appointments. Our team is trained to look out for possible signs or symptoms of cancer. These may include:

There are different types of bridges available, as described below. Your dentist will recommend the one most appropriate for your needs:

  • Red or white patches in the mouth/tongue
  • Ulcers and sores which refuse to heal
  • Lumps in the mouth, on the tongue or lips
  • Numbness of the mouth or lips

We take the fight against cancer seriously and personally. We are committed to screening patients and detecting signs of oral cancer as soon as we can.

Please click here or call 01773 820478 to book your appointment now.