Oral Cancer Screenings

Early detection in just minutes.

Oral cancer is highly treatable if caught early. With early detection of oral cancer screenings at Soundview Family Dental, we can identify symptoms that may indicate cancer of the gums, mouth, and throat. Cancer screenings are done routinely during exams, and take only a few minutes to complete.

Looking for a oral cancer screening in Edmonds? Contact Soundview Family Dental today. We can help.

Dr Eric Kitts - Owner and Dentist
Our Dentist Smiling With Patient In Chair

Why choose us
for oral cancer screening in Edmonds

We are pleased to be your Edmonds dental office for all your dental needs. Oral cancer screening is performed in the office, at the same time as your routine exam. There is no need to make a separate appointment to have this fantastic life-saving service done. Dr. Kitts will perform an oral cancer screening during the exam. If they find anything out of the ordinary, they may ask you to make a follow-up visit to reassess.

Our office uses the latest in dental technology to ensure our patients receive the best care possible. Our dentist is highly skilled and can identify signs of oral cancer quickly.

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Benefits of
oral cancer screenings

Are you concerned about your oral health? If you haven’t had an oral cancer screening, you might be putting yourself at risk. Oral cancer can be hard to detect in its early stages, which is why it’s important to schedule a screening with your dentist.

By doing so, you can catch any potential issues early and improve your chances of successful treatment. Here are some benefits of getting an oral cancer screening:


Early Detection

Catching oral cancer early can help save your life.



Oral cancer screenings are quick, easy, and pain-free.


Peace of Mind

A negative screening result can provide peace of mind and reduce anxiety about your oral health.



Oral cancer screenings are typically covered by dental insurance plans.



Regular screenings can help prevent the development of oral cancer and other oral health issues.



Oral cancer screenings can be performed during your routine dental checkup, saving you time and hassle.

Woman Getting Checked For Oral Cancer

Why you need oral cancer screenings

While you may not want to know if you’re at risk of having oral cancer, it is important to be screened. Certain factors can make you more susceptible, including smoking or drinking alcoholic beverages. However, anyone could be at risk. For this reason, you should visit our office every six months for cleanings, exams, and your oral cancer screenings for early detection.

There are nearly no early warning signs or symptoms of oral cancer. But oral cancer can appear in several places throughout the mouth. The gums, tongue, the roof of the mouth, and the back of your throat are all locations where lesions can be present. Typically the first sign of oral cancer will present with small red or white spots in the mouth. If you have had a sore in your mouth that hasn’t healed, this is also something you will want to discuss with our dentist.

Don’t take risks with your health

Oral cancer, when caught early, is highly treatable. However, allowing it to progress can cause complications and more difficulties with effective treatment. Most any type of cancer can quickly spread. For this reason, having regular exams can be a lifesaver. Don’t take chances with your health; Soundview Family Dental is here to help. Ask us about an oral cancer screening today.

An oral cancer screening is entirely painless. It is a very short exam but can reveal potentially harmful cancer symptoms. While our dentist, Dr. Kitts, will do a visual screening during a routine cleaning or exam appointment, you can have an oral cancer screening on its own, if you feel that you may be at risk, or if you’ve noticed something unusual. We would be more than happy to help get you the answers you want.

Dentist Eric Kitts and RDA With Patient

How do we test for oral cancer?

There are two methods of testing for oral cancer. The first is through a visual examination, to identify if there are any unusual growths or lesions present. The second part of testing is doing a biopsy on suspected cancer sites. This requires cutting a portion of the lesion and examination for cancerous cells.
Cosmetic Dentist, Eric Kitts in Edmonds WA

Our guarantee

Our office provides comprehensive and personalized oral cancer screening services to help you maintain your oral health and detect any abnormalities early. Dr. Kitts, our experienced dentist, uses the latest technology and techniques, including VELscope® oral cancer screening, to ensure the most accurate and efficient screening possible. We will carefully evaluate your oral health and recommend the best course of action to meet your unique needs. Our friendly and compassionate team is dedicated to providing you with a comfortable and stress-free experience.

Contact us

Have you noticed something suspicious in your mouth? Something that doesn’t look right on your gums, tongue, or at the back of the throat. An oral cancer screening may save your life. Take charge of your oral health today! Give our office a call to schedule your oral cancer screening now. Our friendly staff can schedule your appointment over the phone by calling us. If you would like, we also have available a ‘request an appointment’ online feature that makes it simple book any appointments with Soundview Family Dental in Edmonds, WA!

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