Oral Cancer Screening at Legend Court Dental Centre

Visit your new Ancaster Family Dentist today at the Legend Court Dental Centre, located at 26 Legend Court Unit 2, L9K 1J3 in Ancaster, Ontario for an Oral Cancer Screening. Routine oral cancer screening tests are an important part of your regular dental care regime, and can prevent the long term effects and possibility of death that accompanies oral cancer.

Oral cancer screening (OCS) may be the best way to detect oral cancer early, and dental hygienists play an important role. They screen for oral cancer as part of every dental hygiene appointment, regardless of age, and educate clients about risk factors and how to detect potential problems. Detecting the disease in the early stages is key to the survival rate. Thousands of new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed in Canada each year; the five-year survival rate of all oral cancer cases is about 50 per cent. Some estimates suggest that screening could detect as many as 80 per cent of new cases.

Most oral cancers begin in the cells on the surface of the tissue of the mouth. They are shallow but over time penetrate deeper into the tissue and potentially the bone. Generally, if caught early, they can be easily treated. Unfortunately, oral cancer is usually discovered in the later stages, which increases the risk for invasive treatment, serious side effects and even death. Oral cancer may develop in any of the following areas:

The normal course of healing is two weeks. Anyone experi- encing the following problems beyond this timeframe should consult a dental professional or seek medical attention:

Visit the Legend Court Dental Centre today and protect yourself, your smile and your future – get an oral cancer screening during your next check up.

26 Legend Court Unit 2
Ancaster, Ontario, L9K 1J3
t: 905.304.7227

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Legend Court Dental Centre

26 Legend Court, Unit 2

Ancaster, Ontario

L9K 1J3

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Hours of Operation

Mondays & Tuesdays: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesdays: 8:00am - 7:00pm

Thursdays: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Fridays and Weekends: By Special Appointment Only

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Phone: (905) 304-7227

Email: legenddental@cogeco.net

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