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Oral Cancer Screening Gardena, CA

Although oral cancer may not get as much attention as some more widely-known types of cancer, that doesn’t mean it’s any less deadly. In fact, it is estimated that in the United States, oral cancer is responsible for killing one person every hour, every day. While it accounts for a relatively small percentage of all cancers, oral cancer is dangerous because it isn’t usually detected until it has reached an advanced stage.

Since early detection has been shown to increase the survival rate of oral cancer to 80% or better, this test can truly save lives. An oral cancer examination is fast and painless. Its objective is to identify small changes in the lining tissues of the mouth, lips and tongue that may signify the early stages of this type of cancer. The screening is primarily a visual and tactile (touch) examination. If any abnormalities are noted, a small tissue sample can be retrieved for further testing in a laboratory.

What Are the Symptoms of Oral Cancer?

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. The following are common symptoms of oral cancer:

What Happens During An Oral Cancer Screening?

A thorough screening for oral cancer is part of your routine dental checkup. The screening includes a visual assessment of your lips, tongue, and the inside of your mouth, including a check for red or white patches or unusual sores. We’ll also check for any lumps or swelling, and your tongue may be gently pulled aside for an even better view. A special light or dye may be used to help check any suspect areas. If anything appears to be out of the ordinary, a biopsy can be easily performed.

Early diagnosis, aided by thorough screenings at your regular dental checkups, is one of the best defenses against oral cancer and our doctors are here to help.

Dr. Sanaz Yousefi
D.D.S.

Dr. Armen Mergerdichian
D.D.S.

Dr. Arvin Tounian
DDS

Dr. Pedrum Barr
DDS, MDS

Family Dental Care You Can Trust

Our Gardena Dental Group team is full of friendly faces that are here to help you feel relaxed and comfortable during your visit. We have been providing quality dental care for the Gardena and surrounding areas for over 35 years, so you can trust us to care for your family’s oral health.

We invite you to contact Gardena Dental Group today to learn more about us and to schedule a convenient appointment.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

5/5
Honestly it was a fantastic experience they are so nice! Specially Dr.Tatiana she was awesome I recommend next time you go ask for her she made me feel welcomed comfortable and answered all my question’s I had!

Kendrick M.

5/5
I really want to share my wonderful experience with this dental office because it was fabulous from start to finish and quite unexpected to be honest. This was my first time coming to this office and I was a bit nervous because I have had not so good experiences with dental offices persuading me that I needed dental procedures that I didn’t need and this is not what happened here. Upon arrival I was greeted by a very polite young lady that showed me the paperwork that needed completing. It was about 2-3 minutes and I was whisked into the X-ray/exam room. The lady taking my X-rays was super gentle and Dr. T was extremely knowledgeable about what to expect and the procedure I needed moving forward. I do not currently have dental insurance, but Leslie, which happens to have the same name as me, is absolutely amazing and very professional. She was the highlight of my visit for sure. Unlike other dental offices, she truly cares and she sees me, not the dollar signs. I appreciated that the most. Leslie worked the numbers to where she could give me a discount rate and worked out an affordable payment plan. I am over 60 and have had a lot of dental work done in the past by different dentist and this was a much different experience I love this place so very much and thank you to ALL of the staff for making me feel so special. You are all awesome!

Cirque Du Soleil Chef D.

5/5
I usually do not write reviews whether they’re positive or negative but I am making an exception this time. I went to Gardena Dental Group for x rays and a cleaning. I was treated so great by the hygienist Kaily. She was so kind and very patient with all my questions. I loved how she answered my questions with details. When it came to the cleaning she gave me tips in how to floss and brush my teeth, she was very gentle too. She was literally amazing, I have never had such a great experience with a hygienist.

After my teeth cleaning was done, it was time to pay and Jessica helped me with that she was also very kind and made sure I had a great experience.

Estefani M.

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