Dental One Associates of Marietta
1275 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 10, Marietta, GA 30067

Oral Cancer Screenings in Marietta, GA

Of the many services that our dentists in Marietta perform on a regular basis, there are few that are more important that oral cancer screenings. These consultations check for cancer in any of the parts that make up the mouth, including lips, roof and floor of the mouth, gums, tongue and the lining of the cheek. Oral, or mouth, cancer is one of several types of cancers that are grouped into a single category of head and neck cancers. For those who pursue regular screenings, this can dramatically increase the chances that the disease can be detected early and treated effectively, which in turn will dramatically increase a patient’s chance of recovery.

When patients visit the dentist’s office, an oral cancer screening is usually one of the many tasks performed during a routine cleaning, but there are more advanced tests for those who are subject to a variety of risk factors. Most dentists will examine the inside of the mouth to check for red or white patches, as well as sores and other abnormalities that could be the early symptoms of oral cancer. The screening itself is not the only way to determine whether or not an individual has a form of oral cancer, as the next step is to remove tissue or cells from the abnormal area and testing them for cancer with a biopsy.

In addition to a check with the naked eye, dentists have other special tests to examine a patient’s mouth for oral cancer. Some dentists may ask patients to rinse out their mouths with a blue dye before a consultation. Abnormal cells that may be present in the mouth couldattract the dye and could give a dentist a much better sense of an individual’s risk of developing cancer. Additionally, dentists can also make use of a special light that can differentiate between healthy and unhealthy tissues. After the patient rinses his or her mouth out with a special fluorescent stain, this light will be able to show the difference between normal, healthy tissue and material that could develop into cancer down the road.

Oral cancer screenings have become a fixture of regular dental consultations, and whether a patient chooses to have their mouth looked at by a professional or try out one of the many new techniques available, these screenings are a vital step in promoting long-term dental health and preventing major health problems.

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I had lost my step-dad and flushed my partial in the same morning. I arrived at the office to see if I could get another made. I was told they could fit me in at 1:00pm …. that is when the […]
John W.
My hygienist, Ashley, did a great job with the cleaning.
Robert T.
I recently became a patient at Dental One Associates and my first experience was exceptional for a visit to the dentist. The receptionist was friendly and helpful. I am looking forward to continuing […]
Matthew W.
The friendly folks and level of service was awesome… I was seen on time which is a big deal for me. I’m not sitting around reading magazines for 45 mins. Awesome job !
Robert F.
My 5 year old love it. Great customer service
VANESSA F.
You make the entire process easy, quick, friendly and affordable.
Laurie S.
I started off going to the Fayetteville location and had to change locations only because it was too far from where I work and lived, but now I’m at the Marietta location and I have been […]
Cambra S.
Tina, the lady who cleans my teeth. She really makes me feel at ease.
Darrell P.
I had a great experience with the staff at the Marietta location. Everybody was friendly and attentive. Dr. Z was very reassuring and thorough. Uma did my deep cleaning and she was awesome!! It was […]
Kierra B.
Dental One is so organized, friendly, efficient – and they honor my discount dental plan. I highly reccomend Dr. S. Cardin
Joann M.
Patricia, Janet, and Dr. Carden took excellent care of me from start to completion. My needs were taken care of above and beyond. I really appreciated the attention given to each step in the process. […]
Shed
I tried few dental offices but, I settled for Dental one because of their love and professionalism. I felt so much at home and I will recommend them to anyone
Shade M.
Very friendly staff
Rafael D.
Tina and Casey were great and very fun to be around.
Michael W.
Been coming for years. Great staff, professional, courteous and highly experienced.
Jerome A.
They were concerned about the right treatment plan for me.
Robbin B.
The staff is excellent! Ashley is thorough and friendly and makes teeth cleaning more pleasant than at other offices.
Meghan C.
Professional and very caring.
Myrtle G.
The office is courteous, professional and good at what they do.
Libby M.
Best dental cleaning in my life, very professional, and the dentists and staff are great with kids; I highly recommend them!!
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Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Phone: (678) 831-2945
Fax: (770) 953-4521
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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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