Oral Cancer Screenings

Medford Oregon Family Dentist

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(541) 779-6401

Office Location

1117 E. Main Street, Ste 1
Medford, OR

Prevention is the first and most important line of defense in treating oral diseases. For this reason, and to catch any abnormalities as soon as possible, our dentist and team offer oral cancer screenings in Medford, Oregon. Dr. Joshua Rice’s trained eye can detect oral cancer in its early stages and potentially save your life. Please call Cascade Dental at 541-779-6401 to learn more about this important, preventive service.

Oral cancer includes cancers of the lips, tongue, floor of the mouth, cheeks, throat (pharynx), sinuses, and hard and soft palate. While oral cancer can usually be successfully treated when detected early, most cases of oral cancer are not detected until they have progressed into a more serious, advanced stage that is much more difficult to treat. In fact, oral cancer may be life-threatening. At our office, we are dedicated to doing all we can to detect and treat oral cancers and other abnormalities at the earliest possible stage. During your routine dental cleanings and exams at our office, our dentist and team will perform an oral cancer screening to check for the signs of oral cancer.

The following are common symptoms of oral cancer:

  • A persistent sore throat or feeling that something is caught at the back of the throat
  • Unexplained bleeding in the mouth
  • A persistent or lasting sore on the face, neck or mouth that bleeds easily and does not heal within two weeks
  • Unexplained loss of feeling, pain or numbness in the face, neck or mouth
  • Ear pain
  • Lumps, bumps or rough spots on the gums, lips or other parts of the mouth
  • Red, white or speckled red-and-white patches in the mouth
  • Difficulty chewing, speaking or swallowing
  • A change in the way your teeth or dentures fit together

While our team will perform a screening for oral cancer to check for these and other symptoms, we encourage you to contact us if you notice any of these problems or if you experience any other type of dental pain. We are committed to helping you stay in good health.

Why Choose Cascade Dental?

IV Sedation

IV Sedation

Are nerves and anxiety keeping you from getting the treatment you need? Leave your worries behind with sedation dentistry!

Family Dentistry

Family Dentistry

Dentistry for your family couldn’t be more convenient. Dr. Rice treats adults and kids. Scheduling check-ups together saves you time and stress.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Missing teeth? Loose dentures? Implants can change your life and restore your smile’s form and function!

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Cosmetics

Veneers, beautifully blended fillings, crowns and bridge work can enhance and improve your smile and confidence. See our blog for examples!

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Emergency Dental Care

Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies are scary and inconvenient. Dr. Rice is trained in extractions, root canal treatments, and other emergency dental techniques.

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