Protect Your Health with Oral Cancer Screening
at Model Dentistry

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At Model Dentistry in Baton Rouge, we are dedicated to safeguarding the health and well-being of our patients. Led by Dr. Timothy Raborn, our team offers comprehensive oral cancer screenings as a critical part of our dental health services. Early detection of oral cancer can significantly improve treatment outcomes, and we are committed to using the latest technologies to detect any signs of cancer at its earliest stages.

Importance of Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screenings are vital because they can help detect cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions before they develop into a more serious or life-threatening stage. These screenings are particularly important for individuals who are at higher risk, such as tobacco users, heavy drinkers, or those with a history of oral cancer in their family.

What to Expect During an Oral Cancer Screening

Visual Examination

Dr. Raborn will carefully examine the inside of your mouth to check for red or white patches, sores, and any other signs of abnormality. This examination will include all areas of your mouth, including the tongue, throat, gums, and cheeks.

Physical Examination

The screening also involves feeling the tissues in your mouth to detect lumps or other abnormalities. Dr. Raborn may also examine your neck and jaw for unusual lumps.

Advanced Diagnostic Tools

If any unusual signs are detected, further diagnostic procedures may be recommended, such as a biopsy or imaging tests. 

Who Should Get Screened?

Everyone should consider regular oral cancer screenings, especially if you:

  • Use tobacco in any form.
  • Consume alcohol heavily.
  • Have a history of oral cancer in the family.
  • Have had significant sun exposure, which increases the risk of lip cancer.

Follow-Up and Treatment

If any signs of oral cancer are found, Dr. Raborn will discuss the appropriate next steps, which may include further diagnostic testing or referral to a specialist. Our Patient Info page offers more details on what to expect if a follow-up is necessary.

Schedule Your Oral Cancer Screening Today

Don’t wait to take this crucial step in maintaining your health. Contact Model Dentistry at (225) 263-4704 or visit us at 10954 Joor Road Ste A, Baton Rouge, LA 70818. You can also schedule your screening online for a time that suits you.

More Dental Health Services

Model Dentistry offers a range of dental health services aimed at maintaining your overall oral health. Visit our General Dentistry page to learn more about our comprehensive care options, including Dental Cleanings and Periodontal Therapy. For those considering cosmetic improvements, explore our Cosmetic Dentistry services.

Learn More About Us

To learn more about our commitment to patient care and the services we provide, visit our About Us page.