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Oral Cancer Screening Elk Grove, CA

Oral Cancer Screening

General dentistry treatments are not just for protecting your smile; they can help protect your life. Oral cancer kills over 9,000 Americans a year and is very treatable in the early stages. Routine oral cancer screenings help detect cancer early and give those with the disease the highest chance of successful treatment. Our dental team at Laguna West Dental Care offers oral cancer screenings that can be performed during your annual exams.

Oral cancer may be present with few or no symptoms. Often by the time symptoms occur, oral cancer has progressed to a more dangerous stage. However, some people do have symptoms that can alert them to the disease. Some of these include:

  • Lumps or hard spot in the mouth or throat
  • Problems chewing or swallowing
  • Changes in how your jaw aligns
  • Trouble speaking or moving your tongue

If you have any changes in your mouth function, you should schedule a dental exam and inform your dentist. It could be a dental or oral health issue, including oral cancer.

Identify Mouth Cancer Early

When you undergo an oral cancer screening, our dentist will be looking for any changes in the oral tissues. Even when there are no symptoms, oral cancer may be visible when observed by a trained dentist with the right screening equipment. White or red patches, sores, rough tissue or minor changes in the skin can alert your dentist to a possible lesion. When oral cancer is caught in the early stages, there is a high chance of recovery with treatment.

Keep your mouth and body healthy with routine checkups that include an oral cancer screening. Contact our office to schedule your next dental exam, and ask about oral cancer screenings. We accept many insurance plans that cover preventive dental visits.

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Opening Hours

Winter Hours

October - April
Monday:
7:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday:
7:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Thursday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Friday:
7:00am - 12:00pm

Summer Hours

May - September
Monday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Tuesday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Wednesday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Thursday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Friday:
7:00am - 12:00pm

Our Patient Reviews

Laguna West Dental Care

5.0

Based on 19 reviews

Suzanne B.

As I was walking to my car after my appointment I thought, I sure am happy I come here. I get warm friendly service and gentle, thorough care throughout my visit. Dr. Chan and his staff are the best.

Jennifer B.

We've been so very happy with Dr. You and his staff since we moved to Sacramento in 1985! We've followed him to the current location in Laguna...he and his staff take such good care of all our dental needs. I have no hesitation in recommending their services!

Stephanie O.

In my 65 years on the planet, and hundreds of hours in former dentists' offices, Dr. You and his staff are by far the best I've ever encountered. My very recent crown replacement was 100 percent pain free! All phases of treatment, from removal of the old crown, mold taking and making, to the permanent placement with my brand new well-matched molar, was seamless. I respect and applaud Laguna West Dental Care for taking such talented care of me.

Janet S.

Since retiring, I drive and hour and a half each way to continue to see Dr. You and his entire staff ... and I hate to drive. No better dentist and hygenists in Sacramento and I have tried others over the years. Thank you for a great experience each and every time Laguna West!

Norman H.

In my 50+ years, I've probably had 7 to 8 dentists and have had my share of bad experiences that made me fearful of going to the dentist. But, after switching to Dr. Chan in 1991, I really couldn't be happier and don't dread dental appointments anymore. Dr. Chan is gentle and exceptionally good at giving shots that I can barely feel. He even calls me in the evening after every procedure to make sure I'm doing okay. The staff is friendly and caring and the facilities are nice. Highly recommended.

Carol D.

We've been patients of Dr. You and Dr. Chan since my son was in kindergarten - now a County employee. Everyone on the staff is great. I had one bad experience with a dentist referred by my insurance co. - I'd NEVER see a dentist again without a personal referral. Consider this mine to you -- Laguna West is an excellent choice!