Dr. Tanya Orr, DDS
6880 W County Hwy 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Oral Cancer Screenings in Santa Rosa Beach

Oral cancer screenings are a large part of preventive dentistry. Early detection of oral cancer greatly increases your chances of curing it. It’s critical that you attend your biannual cleanings so we can accurately track your oral health and identify signs of oral cancer as quickly as possible. Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry offers high-quality preventive dentistry in Walton County. Schedule your visit at our Santa Rosa Beach dental office today!

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What to Expect

During your appointment, we will perform a thorough examination of your full mouth. If you have a removable restorative piece, such as dentures, we will ask that you take it out so we can also inspect the gum tissues beneath it. If abnormalities are detected, we may perform further tests in-house or schedule a biopsy to be performed. During this procedure, the abnormal cells are removed and sent to a lab to test for the presence of cancer cells. If we don’t find any cause for concern, your cleaning will continue as usual.


Signs of Oral Cancer

While you should be visiting our team for a professional dental exam every six months, there are a few signs of oral cancer you should look for on a daily basis. These signs include:

  • Mouth sores that won’t heal
  • Consistent pain
  • Abnormal lumps on the cheek
  • White or red patches
  • Lump in the neck
  • Painful chewing or swallowing
  • Chronic bad breath

Cost of Preventive Dentistry

Oral cancer screenings are performed at your routine exams, which are often covered by insurance. We are an insurance-friendly practice and our team will gladly file and track your claims for you. If you don’t have insurance, we offer an in-house dental savers plan that includes basic cleanings and a comprehensive exam in your annual fee. For those who would like an additional financing option, we also accept CareCredit® patient financing. Whatever your budget may be, we’re committed to providing our patients with affordable preventive dentistry.

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Affordable Payment Options

We believe that dental care should be available to everyone, but we also don’t want it to be a financial burden. To accommodate our patients, we accept a wide variety of flexible payment options. We are very insurance friendly, accept CareCredit financing, all major credit cards, and even have our very own in-house dental savers plan. We have something for everyone, so contact us today for any questions about our affordable payment options.

CareCredit Carington United Health Care DHA Assurant
Delta Dental Ameritas Humana Cigna Principal BlueCross BlueShield
Metlife
United Concordia
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