The Hub Dental Practice

Mouth cancer screening

Detecting mouth cancer early can make all the difference. Book a check-up today for just £25.

Mouth cancer screening

Detecting mouth cancer early can make all the difference. Book a check-up today for just £25.

Mouth Cancer Screening in
Milton Keynes

If you’re looking for a trusted and highly rated dental practice to check for potential mouth cancer in Milton Keynes, our expert team can help.

All of our dentists are experienced in recognising early signs of mouth cancer and we refer a number of patients for further investigation every year. We’ll be able to either put your mind at ease or put you in touch with a consultant.

Mouth cancer screening at The Hub Milton Keynes

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Book your examination​ for just £25

Meet our team

You’re in the safest of hands with our superb dental team. Along with our hygienists, they all have the knowledge and experience to detect potential signs of mouth cancer.

Dr Alison Gilmartin

GDC: 279130

Dr Aatiqa Khan

GDC: 255528

Dr Veronica Fratila

GDC: 260848

Dr Balal Khan

GDC: 295914

Dr Hugo Medd

GDC: 298959

Dr Jaspal Nagra

GDC: 278618

Dr Max Cooper

GDC: 271860

Dr Solaiman Banuri

GDC: 291682

Why mouth cancer screening is important

Protecting against mouth cancer

We take mouth cancer extremely seriously and all our dentists carefully screen for warning signs as part of their check-up appointments. Our hygienists are also trained to recognise potential indications of the disease.

Although mouth cancer can affect anyone, it is particularly common in men and the over 55’s (although numbers are increasing within women and the younger age groups). The majority of mouth cancer cases are linked to smoking and drinking alcohol.

Acting quickly is key

Many fatal cases of mouth cancer could have been avoided with earlier intervention. Despite being an extremely serious condition, it can be successfully treated if spotted early enough.

If you are in any way concerned about mouth cancer then please book an examination with us as soon as possible.

Signs of mouth cancer

Mouth cancer can appear in all areas of the mouth, including the tongue and lips.

Typical signs are:

  • A persistent, painless mouth ulcer
  • A white or red patch on the oral tissues
  • Unusual lumps in the mouth or around the jaw
  • Continual hoarseness

 

If you have any of the above symptoms that continue for longer than three weeks (or one week in the case of ulcers) then you should make an appointment to see one of our dentists.

Mouth cancer FAQs

  • Smoking (cigarettes, cigars and pipes)
  • Chewing tobacco habits (such as gutkha or paan)
  • Alcohol
  • The risk is greatest is both alcohol and tobacco are consumed
  • Sexually transmitted HPV (human papilloma virus)

Yes, the condition can be fatal if it is not detected early enough. Many people leave it until too late before taking action and going for a check-up.

Mouth cancer is treatable if caught in its early stages. If you are concerned about any suspicious symptoms in your mouth then you should book an examination with us.

We will be able to put your mind at rest or refer you on to a specialist if necessary.

  • Visit the dentist for regular check-ups or hygiene appointments
  • Limit alcohol consumption and stop smoking
  • Keep an eye out for unusual marks, lumps or ulcers in your mouth
  • Eat a healthy, vitamin-rich diet including plenty of fruit and vegetables.
  • If possible, use a barrier cream on your lips when exposed to the sun

We will refer you on, usually to a hospital consultant, for further investigation. They will carry out a thorough examination of your case and test for cancer (which may include a biopsy).

If cancer is found then further tests will be taken to assess the best course of action. If the condition has been caught early enough then the chances of recovery are good.

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In most cases we will get back to you within 10-20 minutes. If you do not want to wait, please feel free to call us on 01908 690326. We generally answer straight away, seven days a week!